Girl God Books is accepting submissions for our upcoming ''Hermnal'' - Just as I am: Hymns Affirming the Divine Female.
Because we want to avoid duplication, we will continue to update this post with a list of re-written hymns. Please note, we have another collection of Goddess Chants and songs - as well as one specific to Solstice Carols. This book will focus on re-writing patriarchal hymns into woman-affirming ''Hermns.'' We are also interested in joyous artwork of women singing or playing instruments.
So far, we have:
Washed in the Blood (re-written by Patricia Lynn Reilly)
Our Mother (re-written by Patricia Lynn Reilly)
Hold the Baby (written by Patricia Lynn Reilly)
The Old Rounded Crone (sung to The Old Rugged Cross - re-written to by Trista Hendren)
She Who Is Our Mother! Goddess All-Lovely (sung to Holy Holy Holy - re-written by Sharon Smith)
The Call of the Goddess (sung to Amazing Grace - re-written by Alissa DeLaFuente)
What Wondrous Love is This? (re-written by Alissa DeLaFuente)
Dear Goddess Mother of us all (sung to Dear Lord and Father of Mankind - rewritten by Kay Turner)
Mother Goddess, We Adore Thee (sung to Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee - re-written by Sharon Smith)
Weave Us Together, Queen (sung to Bind us Together, Lord - re-written by Kay Turner)
What an Allyship in Goddess (sung to What a Friend we have in Jesus - re-written by Kay Turner)Be Thou My Vision (re-written by Barbara O'Meara)
How Deep the Father's Love For Us (How Great the Mother's Love for Us - re-written by Kate Hilderbrandt)
His Eye is on the Sparrow (Her Eye is on the Sparrow - re-written by Trista Hendren)
Blessed Assurance (re-written by Trista Hendren)
She Lives (re-written by Trista Hendren)
Are you washed in the Blood (re-written by Trista Hendren)
Sweet Hour of Prayer (re-written by Trista Hendren)
Rock of Ages (re-written by Trista Hendren)
Fairest Lord Jesus (re-written by Ruth Calder-Murphy)
A Mighty Fortress is our God (re-written by Ruth Calder-Murphy)
I love to Tell the Story (re-written by Monette Chilson)
I'll Fly Away (re-written by Liz Kelly)
Victory in Jesus (re-written by Monette Chilson)
Abide with Me (Sung to Abide with me - re-written by Jeanine Elizabeth Otte)
Edited by Trista Hendren, Sharon Smith and Pat Daly
Scheduled publication: October 2021
Please send your submissions to email@example.com by September 15th, 2021 with the book title in your subject line. Please note that we cannot accommodate any late submissions or corrections. Please be sure that your HERmn is not subject to any copyright restrictions.
Please send your finished piece in a Word document. Calibri size 12 font is preferred. Please do not use any fancy formatting or fonts as it creates a lot more work on our end. Make sure to spell check before your submission.
Please also include a bio under 150 words.
Accepted contributors will receive a contributor's copy of the book and the option to order as many copies of the book as they'd like at cost during the pre-order period to sell or gift as they wish.