They follow precepts like put your hands to work and your hearts to god. To view this video download flash player videos 360 view images the shakers hands to work hearts to god. Ken burns film about the religious sect the shakers is typical of the superior work he has done in making historical documentaries for pbs. An archive of our own, a project of the organization for transformative works. The requirement for ascending to the place of god in worship is that our hands are clean and our hearts purified. Work with your hands, not with your worship desiring god. A poignant film portrays 200 years of shaker life in america, guided by recollections of three surviving members and archival material.
Explore every aspect of a strange, noble sect that produced. Mother anns motto, hands to work and hearts to god, inspired the shakers to produce practical household objects that resemble physical. This saying is, no doubt, the most familiar to anyone who knows anything about the shakers. Its members put their hands to work and their hearts to god, creating a legacy of fine and priceless furniture and magnificent architecture. Hands to work, hearts to god is a 1984 documentary film by ken burns. Ken burns has said that he chose the topic of the shakers in large part because his. Hands to work, hearts to god with amy stechler burns.
The singing, though in some ways rather sweet, was also a bit hard on the ears. Hands to work, hearts to god see more the shakertown pledge. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. The history and visions of the united society of believers in christs second appearing from 1774 to the present amy. Put your hands to work and give your hearts to god these words from mother ann lee, the shakers founder, are not a rallying cry for a particular kind of maker or a particular kind of. Hands to work, hearts to god dvd,a poignant film by ken burns portrays 200 years of shaker life in america, guided by recollections of three surviving members and archival material. There is a bed of white hair, and on top of that are clasped hands, with a heart above the hands. Ken burns creates a moving portrait of this particularly american movement, and in the process, offers us a new and unusually moving way to understand the shakers. I have seen hands and hearts on mourning pieces, symbolizing that the two were together in death, but this could also be a love token.
The question then becomes, who has clean hands and a pure heart. Hands to work, hearts to god is a production of florentine films and weta. Mar 08, 2015 a poignant film portrays 200 years of shaker life in america, guided by recollections of three surviving members and archival material. See more ideas about crafts, valentines and heart art. Hands to work, hearts to god dvd,a poignant film by ken burns portrays 200 years of shaker life in america, guided by recollections. A model for the worlds utopians, the shakers believed in social, economic, and spiritual equality, and in pacifism, feminism, and joyful personal worship. A shaker blessing hands to work, hearts to god, blessings to be angel chapel primitive folk art print. Anthony 2001 jazz 2002 mark twain publications the shakers. Hands to work, hearts to the book of acts speaks of the community that anyone could join. If you do not know the history of the shaker people, this is the perfect way to find them.
Shaker societies were founded at dozens of locations across new england, new york, the upper south and the middle west. In these spiritual havens, they endeavored to accomplish their founders twin mandates, hands to work, hearts to god. Hearts is the third card game ive made, the other two are shithead and crazy eights. These utopian communities were regulated by gospel order which assured their members that their disciplined lives were in harmony with god s will. Shakers, the hands to work, hearts to god dvd, 2004. This cheerful, welcoming image originated with the shakers and is found on crafts, signs, and even cookies. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. Handstoworkandheartstogod once, many yearsago, at niskeyuna,where the first believers were called by god to serve him inthewilderness, mother ann leeadmonished herfollow. Ken burns examines the american utopian 19th century religious. It is so much a part of the shakers beliefs that it has found its way into all my shaker stories.
Work, hearts to god, in which he focuses on the canterbury. Hands to work, hearts to god is a craft shop set up to help fund adoptions of orphans with special needs. Download and read free online the shakers, hands to work, hearts to god. They lived the words of one of their quotes still seen around pleasant hill hands to work and hearts to god. They brought their goods with them, to be shared by all, and each shared in everything that was provided. In the gospel text for today, jesus said that whoever is great among you, must be a servant.
Hands to work hearts to god blessings to be a shaker etsy. With open hands and heart national catholic reporter. The sabbathday lake shakers volunteer in soup kitchens and range as far as philadelphia to work with other religious groups. Hands to work, hearts to god 1984 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The shakers and their life, the very way they expressed the christian belief that all we have is god s, to be used for god s purpose, inspires me.
We sing with the psalmist, you, o lord, have made me glad by your work. This article is within the scope of wikiproject religion, a project to improve wikipedia s articles on religionrelated subjects. The shakertown pledge is a written oath created to draw attention to the inequality of worldwide wealth distribution. Weavers dry goods, lititz huge selection of fabrics and crafts. The shaker tradition in maine see other formats hands to work and hearts to god the bowdoin college library the shaker tradition in maine hands to work and hearts to god the shaker tradition in maine essay and notes by theodore e.
Funding for ken burns american stories provided by. Hands to work, hearts to god is ken burnss second film, released in 1984. Whose worship in thought, word, and deed does god find fully. I wanted to be able to play hearts online, and just didnt think all the hundreds of other versions of hearts would do. The symbol is a pictoral reminder of the words of mother ann lee, the founder of the shaker sect, who promoted a simple life of hard work and spirituality, put you hands to work, and your hearts to god. The shakers is a portrait of this particularly american movement. The film is less than an hour in length so of course it is a fairly superficial look at this. Nov 25, 2015 provided to youtube by the orchard enterprises be the hands, the heart of god mark friedman janet vogt enter the journey. Shaker brother ricardo belden making wooden oval boxes in a workshop.
But the hostility that shakers held for the world and its lustful, sinful ways has mellowed, skees writes. Additionally, a few surviving members were interviewed and even sang. See more ideas about embroidery patterns, hand embroidery and embroidery. What the shakers exactly believed was a bit vague in the film. Feb 28, 2020 explore chiefhortons board hands to work.
Explore every aspect of a strange, noble sect that produced some of the greatest architecture and furniture in u. See more ideas about antiques, folk art and humble heart. David mccullough, ken burns, terry hopkins, amy stechler, ken burns, amy stechler, amy stechler. While the film did a great job of showing the history of the shakers, it did seem incomplete in one way. The design shows a folk art angel in the night sky above a chapel i used the marthamary chapel in sudbury, ma as my model.
With olga bellin, tucker burr, jesse carr, julie harris. He shows us the early shakers enduring violent assault by opponents who accused them of going about breaking up churches and families. Take a quick tour and learn how to use the website. The shaker movement spread from new england, to ohio, kentucky and indiana. I used to play hearts a lot when i was younger, it was one of the games that came with every version of windows. To seal that union, the blood of sacrificed animals, i. Because shakers believed that god should be taken even into the workplace, and the excellence of their work, a part of their worship to him, their furniture and crafts came to be known as religion in wood. The history and visions of the united society of believers in christs second appearing from 1774 to the present burns, amy stechler on. Mar 12, 2015 we rest and rejoice in the work of gods hands, not ours even when his work is done through our hands 1 corinthians 15.
Too often, though, we forget that we are merely stewards for god, not owners. They called themselves the united society of believers in christs second appearing, but because of their ecstatic dancing, the world called them shakers. The shakers put their hands to work and their hearts to god, creating an exquisite legacy of fine furniture, glorious architecture and beautiful music that will remain and inspire long after the last shaker is gone. Hands to work, hearts to god is a 1984 documentary film by.
Servants always have good, loving and generous hearts, but they also have hands to do the dirty work. Jun 06, 2015 with open hands and hearts, they agreed to be bound to god. Click on a title to look inside that book if available. Built by henry ford, and named after his mother and motherinlaw. Please participate by editing the article, and help us assess and improve articles to good and 1. Im don chapman, the arranger here please contact me if you have any comments, questions or suggestions. The shakers put their hands to work and their hearts to god, creating an exquisite legacy of fine furniture, glorious architecture and beautiful music that will remain and inspire long after the. We support the missionary work of pastor sally and crosby johnson, who have been serving as missionaries in limon, costa rica for the past. Hands to work, hearts to god an aperture book amy stechler burns.1533 652 1344 1644 913 1285 117 835 1045 1012 747 945 733 1241 41 754 235 601 1530 270 1379 1056 742 1337 498 977 489 769 1345 1127 485 148 1478 932