Do, Do Justice

Do, Do Justice
Copyright © 2010 Bret Hesla. bret.hesla@gmail.com

1. Do, do justice,
oh, my beloved.
Oh, do, do justice.
What more is there to say?
Do, do justice,
Oh, my beloved.
Oh, do, do justice.
What more is there to say?
What more?
What more?

2. Show, show kindness,
Oh, my beloved.
Oh, show, show kindness.
What more is there to say?
Show, show kindness,
Oh, my beloved.
Oh, show, show kindness.
What more is there to say?

3. Walk in beauty,
Oh, my beloved.
Oh, walk in beauty.
What more is there to say?
Walk in beauty,
Oh, my beloved.
Oh, walk in beauty.
What more is there to say?

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[Summer 2017 note from Martha Schwehn Bardwell]. South Minneapolis Day Camp kids loved embodying this song with some simple actions. And, an intergenerational congregation enjoyed using the same simple actions during Sunday morning worship. Here are the actions, verse by verse:

Verse 1: “Do, Do Justice”: We recognize that doing justice is communal work–we need each other to do justice together! During this verse, people walk around the space, giving each other high fives to express encouragement and a commitment to communal work.

Verse 2: “Show, show kindness”: We show kindness by recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of each person, and by being willing to serve one another. During this verse, people walk around the space with palms together in a prayer posture in front of the heart, bowing to one another.

Verse 3: “Walk in beauty”: We walk in beauty when we walk together in unity with God and each other. During this verse, people link arms with a neighbor or two and walk around. You can encourage people to link arms with as many people as possible, forming a great human chain. You can also sing this verse two times through as people keep joining arms.

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