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Songs for Passing in Peace.

GUEST,Azoic 13 Jun 11 - 04:54 AM
GUEST,Desi C 13 Jun 11 - 07:53 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 13 Jun 11 - 08:07 AM
GUEST,highlandman at work 13 Jun 11 - 09:23 AM
GUEST,highlandman at work 13 Jun 11 - 09:26 AM
Midchuck 13 Jun 11 - 09:26 AM
mg 13 Jun 11 - 10:34 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 13 Jun 11 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,Azoic 13 Jun 11 - 01:32 PM
Phil Cooper 13 Jun 11 - 03:33 PM
Phil Cooper 13 Jun 11 - 03:34 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 13 Jun 11 - 03:43 PM
Gurney 13 Jun 11 - 06:25 PM
GUEST,FOlkiedave 13 Jun 11 - 06:38 PM
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Subject: Songs which engender personal Peace Of MInd..
From: GUEST,Azoic
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 04:54 AM

Hello Good People,I am asking this ? in all seriousness and so,In that spirit,I am hoping to receive socially responsible answers to my query.I am asking for song suggestions of songs with lyrics which might provide comfort and tranquility for any person who is anxious about an illness.Thank you for all responses.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 07:53 AM

the one that goes All my trials lord, soon be over, not sure if that's the title, but such an inspiring song


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 08:07 AM

If you're looking for a song for a Christian, Jesus Loves Me and In the Garden are wonderful. I'll be singing both at a funeral tomorrow. Jesus Loves Me is much more than an itchy-kneed kids song. One of the verses is:

Jesus loves me, loves me still
Though I'm very weak and ill
From his shining throne on high
Comes to watch me where I lie

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 09:23 AM

Mrs Highlandman and I sang at the bedside of a dying friend a few years ago. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" seemed appropriate at the time and he and his wife appreciated it.
Although how we got through it I have no idea.
-Glenn


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 09:26 AM

Again, if you're looking for Christian lyrics, there are many songs in the Sacred Harp tradition which face suffering and death squarely and confidently.
If you are looking for other than Christian lyrics, there's the old chestnut "Parting Glass". Not about dying, particularly, but it fits. The song is much overdone and probably too much eye-rolled at by jaded folk performers, but it still deserves a look.
-Glenn


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: Midchuck
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 09:26 AM

Gordon Bok's "Turning Toward the Morning." Especially for those without any conventional religious beliefs.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: mg
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 10:34 AM

There is a new one out by Brownsmead Flats that is called sail away sister..it is very perky though. mg


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 11:51 AM

Bill Caddicks' John O Dreams eh?

Al


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: GUEST,Azoic
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 01:32 PM

Al------I know that June Tabor used to sing "John O'Dreams" in concert.Do you know if a recorded version ever appeared?


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 03:33 PM

Angel Wings by the band Zoe Speaks, also recorded by Susan Trump.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 03:34 PM

Oh yeah, Master of the Sheepfold, and Gentle Soldier of my Soul by Dave Carter (I think that is a native American re-write of the 23rd Psalm, though he was rather vague about its meaning).


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 03:43 PM

I have sung for hospice patients, and I agree to most of the above (Swing Low is probably the #1 most loved for this kind of thing)
Also:

The Storm is Passing Over
Peace Like a River (the Sharon Mtn Harmony version!)
Bright Morning Stars
I Bid you Goodnight
Love Call Me Home by Peggy Seeger
Here is my home by Si Kahn
Balm in Gilead
Precious Lord
You Are My Sunshine

I also have a Hindu song (Bhaja Mana) , an African song (Thuma Mina) and several more obscure songs which I tend to use more for the actively dying,when they don't need to be paying attention and can just let go of their grip and float away on the music, which sometimes does happen, though not when I've been there.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: Gurney
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 06:25 PM

A folkie friend of ours just died. Her husband played Phil Coulter's 'Sea of Tranquility' very much for her during her last days.
No lyrics, solo piano or concerto mostly celtic tunes. Very peaceful.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Passing in Peace.
From: GUEST,FOlkiedave
Date: 13 Jun 11 - 06:38 PM

Parting GLass - Voice Squad


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