Paul’s sacred music invites faith communities to sing with imagination, spiritual depth, and fresh energy. Drawing on diverse musical styles and traditions, as well as inclusive, expansive language from varied sources, his music has found a home in many denominational contexts. Scroll down to view some of Paul’s newest and best-selling pieces, or search for specific material by category.

NEW MUSIC:

*NEW* Our Tears, Falling Down Like Rain - a response written for the final Hymn Festival of the 2018 Conference of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. It’s a Kyrie eleison (Lord/God, have mercy), a classic penitential text in the Christian tradition, rooted in a verse from Psalm 126. A recording can be found here.

*NEW* I Cannot Dance Unless You Lead Me – a layered song based on a saying of Saint Mechtild of Magdeburg (1210-1282), a medieval mystic who shared visions that inspired and shocked her contemporaries for their sensuous, intimate language of relationship with the Divine. A recording can be found here.

Trust the Work – a contemplative chant based on a poem by Jesuit priest, philosopher, and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. A recording can be found here.

The Journey of a Thousand Miles – a rhythmic journey song based on a teaching of Taoist teacher Laozi. A recording can be found here.

Pray With Our Feet – a protest song based on a quotation by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel that speaks back to the shallow 'thoughts and prayers' and inaction of American politicians in face of ongoing mass shootings and gun violence. A recording of the piece can be found here.

God Calls You Good – affirming our identity as beloved children of God, this lyrical song was written as a sermon response for the First Sunday of Lent (Year A). A recording of the piece can be found here.

Above All, Put on Love based on a paraphrase of Colossians 3:14-16 and verses from Ephesians 4, this expressive choral anthem also quotes the plainchant melody VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS. It is also available in an SAB version

BEST-SELLERS:

Pray With Our Feet – a new protest song based on a quotation by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel that speaks back to the shallow 'thoughts and prayers' and inaction of American politicians in face of ongoing mass shootings and gun violence. A recording of the piece can be found here. 

All Shall Be Amen and Alleluia – a joyful setting of a prayer by St. Augustine of Hippo for SATB choir and percussion. The music combines overlapping phrases with a strong rhythmic pulse and should be approachable by many church choirs. It can be used at several times during the liturgical year, especially for Advent, Easter and/or Ordinary Time.

Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me – published in Glory to God, the new hymnal of the Presbyterian Church (USA), this uplifting, Gospel-style response can be used as an Assurance of Pardon, a song of praise, or even a Doxology. This SATB choral arrangement can be used in conjunction with the unison congregational setting in the hymnal (#582). Churches that do not own the hymnal must purchase a license to sing the piece here

Lamb of God – an expressive, Jazz-inspired setting of the Agnus Dei published in Glory to God, the new hymnal of the Presbyterian Church (USA). This SATB choral arrangement can be used in conjunction with the unison congregational setting in the hymnal (#603). Churches that do not own the hymnal must purchase a license to sing the piece here

The Serenity Prayer – written for the Lifeline recovery community in NYC, this setting of a well-known prayer attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr would work well in many contexts including 12-step and recovery-focused meetings, services of healing prayer, or even as a Prayer of Illumination. A recording of the piece can be found here.

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