From This House

This powerful sending song by Ben Allaway has concluded many Music the Makes Community events. The phrases of the song can be taught through call and echo patterns, then the leader can use the African practice of singing instructions within the song to reverse their roles, invite harmony, and shape the energy song. 

"From this house
to the world
we will go
hand in hand.

The way of peace,
the way of freedom,
the way of hope."

Ben has given faith communities permission to sing and share the song without copyright restrictions.


Sheet music can be found in Music By HeartMMC's first collection of paperless music. The piece is also effective with choirs and has been published as an SATB anthem

Here's a video of Ben leading the song at our Leader's Gathering at Holy Cross Monastery:

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  • Paul Vasile
    commented 2020-10-07 13:07:19 -0400
    Thanks for this helpful info and teaching tip, Ben!
  • Ben Allaway
    commented 2020-10-06 23:30:48 -0400
    This song has evolved since the Music By Heart book was published. The version I teach in the Holy Cross video is a little different in that I lead the singers into staying on the sub-dominant (sorry for the trained musician lingo- also known as the IV chord) before the return to the top. So my suggestion is to just use the video to learn the piece. And introducing the bass part really helps, so if you are female, ask a bass to learn it and help you lead it. Blessings as you go! Ben Allaway
  • Paul Vasile
    published this page in Resources 2020-10-02 15:45:53 -0400
  • Paul Vasile
    responded with submitted 2020-10-02 14:36:32 -0400

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