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Songs of hope and healing

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KathWestra 08 Feb 00 - 01:42 PM
GUEST,Jim Dixon 08 Feb 00 - 04:03 PM
Judy Predmore 09 Feb 00 - 12:13 AM
alison 09 Feb 00 - 02:07 AM
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Jerry Rasmussen 30 Dec 01 - 10:17 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: KathWestra
Date: 08 Feb 00 - 01:42 PM

One that nobody's mentioned is "Row On." A whole bunch of us gathered around a pay phone up in Connecticut one May to sing it to Jan Harmon, who was very ill and battling leukemia. I don't know who benefited more, Jan or the singers who needed to do something to touch Jan and help all of us sing the fear away. No matter how many times I hear the song, I always hear Dick Swain leading the group on that occasion. The chorus:

Row on, row on, another day
May shine with brighter light,
Ply, ply the oars, and pull away,
There's dawn beyond the night.

Perhaps Joe Offer can help me out with a blue clicky thing to the DT (click). Kathy


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Feb 00 - 04:03 PM

I've always liked John Gorka's "Branching Out" - the one that goes "When I grow up I'm gonna be a tree . . ." I don't know why, but that song has actually brought tears to my eyes. The words don't really say anything profound, but, for me at least, there's some powerful symbolism in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Judy Predmore
Date: 09 Feb 00 - 12:13 AM

Tom Paxton's "Even a Grey Day" from the same titled album


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: alison
Date: 09 Feb 00 - 02:07 AM

I always loved "I heard the voice of Jesus say"

2nd verse

I heard the voice of Jesus say "Behold I freely give
The living water, thirsty one, stoop down and drink and live."
I came to Jesus and I drank of that life giving stream
My thrist was quenched, my soul revived, and now I live in Him

there may be another verse...... I can't remember...

but the tune is "Dives and Lazarus".. which is close enough to "Star of the County Down" to make little or no difference....

slainte

alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say^^
From: alison
Date: 09 Feb 00 - 02:18 AM

there is a 3rd verse so here's the whole thing (tune Star of the County Down)

I HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS SAY

I heard the voice of Jesus say come unto me and rest
Lay down thy weary one lay down, thy head upon my breast
I came to Jesus as I was, weary and worn and sad
I found in him a resting place and he has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say "Behold I freely give
The living water, thirsty one, stoop down and drink and live."
I came to Jesus and I drank of that life giving stream
My thrist was quenched, my soul revived, and now I live in Him

I heard the voice of Jesus say "I am this dark world's light
Look unto me, thy morn shall rise and all thy days be bright."
I looked to Jesus and I found in Him my star, my sun
and in the light of life I'll walk till travelling days are done

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Crowhugger
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 06:44 PM

In a lighter vein, the kids' song "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly..." and I forget who wrote "Please don't bury me..."

Great thread on a great site!


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Crowhugger
Date: 12 Feb 00 - 09:09 PM

Markf, just came across a lovely one, "Sidereal Song" by William Westcott of Toronto. The arrangement I know was for kids in unison; our women's choir did it last year. It would be exquisite with banjo (instead of broken chords on piano) accompanying 2 voices (instead of our 45-50). The breathing is deadly, the phrases are so darn long and connected one to the next. So 2 voices, maybe an octave apart or maybe not, overlapping enough and separating enough to allow a mere mortal to breathe.

W. Westcott Pub. Co. 184 Gough Ave. Toronto, ON M4K 3P1 (416) 463-6353 FAX (416) 463-5241

This info from the music we used. If it's out of date, I can see if the conductor knows where to find him.

For a recording, the only one I know is Echo choir's self-published CD of last December's concert. There could be many others. It does not demand sweet kids voices, and has plenty of room for percussion. A gem.


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Pinetop Slim
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 09:11 AM

Great stuff here. Are any Mudcatters considering careers as music therapists? Reading this on a Sunday morning is .. well, it seems like a great way to start a Sunday. A couple of my favorites in this vein are Iris Dement's "Shores of Jordan" and Jesse Winchester's "You Can't Stand Up Alone."


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Crowhugger
Date: 13 Feb 00 - 11:06 AM

Actually, Markf, maybe. Been working on a career change, y'see. I'm finding a knack for both music and peer counselling. Even with a sliding scale (fee $cale, folks!), m-therapy pays better than busking, mind you there's rent and instrument repair to consider. *grin with fear-of-truth*


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Rank
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 07:29 PM

Shores of Jordan - Iris DeMent.

Can anyone help with the missing word in the second verse?

I went down to a prison, saw my share of *something* dreams


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Rank
Date: 23 Oct 01 - 07:34 PM

Sorry! Jumped the gun. found it with a different search.


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 24 Oct 01 - 05:35 PM

Tom Paxton's "Peace Will Come" - for a' that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 30 Dec 01 - 10:17 PM

Never Grow Old. When bodies are painful, useless shells, the concept of never growing old is very appealing. I've also found that songs of hope are welcomed by Atheists, Agnostics, Jews, Muslims and any flavor of Christian you can think of. As long as songs are presented without preaching but just as an expression of your own faith, people respond well to them. Folks in nursing homes and hospices respond gratefully to ANY show of caring.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Songs of hope and healing
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 11 Jun 07 - 06:52 PM

Pat Humphries seems to have a instinct for hope in any situation, I am thinking of: Swimming to the Other Side

Dylan again, Forever Young
         

Bill Staines River


Nancy Griffith   Going Going Gone ( a song of love and hope)

Whether or not you share the faith- I hear the Voice of Jesus say

along with Oh Happy Day

and Oh Beautiful Day (goosebumps from this one)


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