The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17302   Message #166920
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Jan-00 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: Songs of hope and healing
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
Gee, all of my favorites have been listed - Bob Franke's "THANKSGIVING EVE" and "THE GREAT STORM IS OVER," Sydney Carter's "Julian of Norwich," "THE MARY ELLEN CARTER" (Stan Rogers), and "HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING." One I'd like to add is IT'S A PLEASURE TO KNOW YOU," because friendship may well be the most powerful source of hope and healing.
I've been having trouble learning the melody of SONG OF THE SOUL," but it's wonderful to hear Cris Williamson or Holly Near sing it. The "warrior" image doesn't bother me - sometimes, we have to be tough to overcome adversity. But yeah, maybe it's not the best as an opener. Set the mood first, and then put in that powerful song.
-Joe Offer-
("Julian of Norwich" was removed from the database at the request of the copyright holder, but it's available in the Rise Up Singing songbook.)