Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

  1. Surrounded By Love
    By: Mark Miller

    This brand new song by gifted composer and musicologist Mark Miller was written just before Mark underwent surgery to remove a tumor on his brain.  He was told that the surgery could wind up leaving him deaf, especially in one ear--no small matter for anyone--but especially huge for one who is called to teach and create and perform music.  Thankfully, the surgery went well, the tumor was benign, and Mark hears perfectly.  And we all received the gift of this beautiful song in and through the process!  This one will minister deeply to anyone facing uncertainty and risk and who needs to be reminded that God and the community of faith will always "surround us with love."

    If and when Mark does a more produced version of this song in the studio we will make that available, but for now this simple demo is the only recording of this brand new song that exists.  Thanks so much for sharing it with us Mark, and we have a feeling this song is going to be widely used!

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  2. Forgive Us
    By: The Many

    From Gary Rand of "The Many..." "Forgive Us is a song of lament and confession. It’s a song to sing when the words don’t come; when our efforts to help, or do right, or even pray seem to come up empty. The songs says, “we don’t know how to pray here, stay here. All we hope is that you’re here.” It’s a song that resonates with Romans 8:26-27, where Paul speaks of the Spirit interceding for us when we don’t have the words." Learn More

  3. Blessing of St. Clare
    By: Lacey Brown
    By: Poor Clare

    A very interesting combination of a contemporary sound with a very old benediction/blessing attributed to St. Clare. The lyric reminds us that "there is no fear in love." Learn More

  4. Your Love Is Here
    By: The Many

    A brand new song by CMP's number one selling artist, "The Many." This one is a prayer of longing to be able to trust and believe that God's Love is present and real despite all our questions, doubts, weariness, and fear. Learn More

  5. Belong To You
    By: Bryan Sirchio

    This is a brand new song written specifically to go with the Day 1 Scripture and Themes of the 2018 "Beyond Belief" Outdoor Ministries Camp Curriculum published by Chalice Press. Based on Psalm 139 and the theme, "What If I Belong?"--this is easy to learn and sing and will be useful in many contexts, including Sunday morning worship services. Learn More

  6. Time To Speak
    By: Bryan Sirchio

    This song was written specifically to match the "Day 5" Scripture and Theme of the 2018 "Beyond Belief" Outdoor Ministries Camp curriculum published by Chalice Press. The Scripture is the amazing encounter of Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman in Mark 7:24-30, and the theme for the day is "What If We Speak Up?" Sometimes speaking up is hard and requires courage and strength to "find our voices." This song is a prayer for that courage and grace and the ability to know when it's time to speak up. Learn More

  7. Do It Afraid
    By: Bryan Sirchio

    This song was inspired by a story told by Rev. Traci Blackmon, a UCC clergyperson and National Church leader who was on the front lines of the clergy response to the KKK and white extremist violence in Charlottesville, VA. According to the story (which did not take place in Charlottesville), a 5 year old boy was going to say a few words in his church on Easter in front of the whole congregation. When the time came, he was too afraid to do it and refused. Eventually though he went ahead and spoke his piece. When the pastor then asked him to explain how he got rid of his fear, the little boy said, "I didn't. I just did it afraid." This brief chorus will work in many contexts, especially after the story that inspired it is told. Sometimes faith doesn't mean not being afraid--it means feeling the fear and yet doing what we're called to do anyway... Learn More

  8. Love>Fear
    By: The Many

    This is a brand new song from the worship band, "The Many." It reminds us of a simple but powerfully transforming and urgently needed truth--Love is greater than fear. In this pandemic world of so much uncertainty, division, and obvious reasons to be fearful, this is a truth we need to embrace more deeply than ever. Learn More

  9. God of the Movements and Martyrs (Wil Smith Version)
    By: Wil Smith

    "God of the Movements and Martyrs" was written in honor of the 85th anniversary of the North Carolina Council of Churches. the Council was formed in 1935 to address racial injustice, and continues to work for peace, justice, equity, and inclusion. The hymn honors Christians who have been working for a better world for generations, because of their faith, and invites all of us to join in that sacred work. Note: There are several different versions of this song on the CMP site. Each version has it's own product page and related downloads available. It is the same song done if several different styles by several different artists. This particular arrangement by liturgical musician Wil Smith brings this powerful new hymn into the style of traditional congregational hymn. Learn More

  10. God of the Movements and Martyrs (Zach Light Wells Version)
    By: Zach Light Wells

    "God of the Movements and Martyrs" was written in honor of the 85th anniversary of the North Carolina Council of Churches. The Council was formed in 1935 to address racial injustice, and continues to work for peace, justice, equity, and inclusion. The hymn honors those whose faith has called them to work for peace and justice, past, present, and future, and invites all of us to join in that sacred work. The hymn has been interpreted by several different musicians in different genres and styles. Please explore Convergence Music Project to hear other versions of the hymn. Learn More