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Songs of hope and healing

21 Jan 00 - 06:17 PM (#166365)
Subject: Songs of hope and healing
From: Pinetop Slim

Suppose you were interested in putting together a CD of Songs of Hope and Healing, both as a fund-raiser for your local Hope Center or hospice and a spirit-booster/music therapy for their patients and others. Rounding up musicians is no problem (you might even want to record live at a local church with wonderful acoustics and use the audience as a chorus). But what songs would you want to record? Cris Williamson's "Song of the Soul" would be a ready choice, but the material needs a gentler start (that line "come to your life like a warrior" would be a slap in the face to somebody really hurting). Your community represents wide religious and non-religious diversity; hymns must be handled with care. So what would be on your list?


21 Jan 00 - 06:31 PM (#166373)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Jon Freeman

I dno't know and this gets very personal but for me and hope, probably "I Heard the Voice Of Jesus Say" but it needs somebody with my beliefs to understand that one.

Jon


21 Jan 00 - 06:35 PM (#166374)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: katlaughing

Gordon Bok's "Turning Toward Morning"


21 Jan 00 - 06:42 PM (#166376)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: GUEST,emily rain at the U Dub

"to my old brown earth" by pete seeger

"there is a balm in gilead"

"i ain't no ways tired"

"ancient mother" (the libana one... ancient mother / i hear you calling / ancient mother / i sing your song / ancient mother / i join your laughter / ancient mother / i taste your tears"

"air on a g string" by bach


21 Jan 00 - 06:42 PM (#166377)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Sorcha

The Great Storm Is Over, Life's Railway to Heaven


21 Jan 00 - 07:17 PM (#166388)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Mbo

Definately "Another Rolling Stone" by Rod Patterson, "Sail On" by Dick Gaughan, "What You Do With What You Got" (I like the John Wright Band version), "Trouble in the Fields" ( I like the Nanci Griffith/ Maura O'Connell duet version), "From Here To There" by Battlefield Band, "All Or Nothing" by Eddi Reader, and "Stepping Stones" by Dougie MacLean. These, at least, are the ones that make me feel better on those frequent times when I don't feel so well.

--Mbo


21 Jan 00 - 07:20 PM (#166389)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Oh, gosh, great thread- my chorus focuses on songs of healing- with the view that to sing is to heal. Let's see... specific healing songs would be
Courage my soul
Ionn Da (Seal-woman's sea joy)
Sing 'til the power of the Lord come down (somehow folks who object to being preached at don't usually mind African-American spirituals from the slave tradition since they represent so much hope out of struggle and oppression)

Then for consolation, let's sing
I bid you goodnight
Hallowell from the latest Sacred Harp - refrain repeats the lines The dead lift me up... I see them face to face... powerful!

Hmmmmmm- I'll keep thinking and check back here.
Peace, Allison


21 Jan 00 - 07:33 PM (#166394)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Metchosin

The Living Years by Mike and the Mechanics, a song of regret, catharsis, and the birth of hope.


21 Jan 00 - 07:37 PM (#166397)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Mary in Kentucky

How Can I Keep From Singing!

"No storm can shake my inmost calm,
while to that rock I'm clinging"

Mary


21 Jan 00 - 07:49 PM (#166401)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Mbo

Ooh, howabout "A Beautiful City" from the movie version of Stephen Schwartz's classic music "Godspell." Man I love that song!

--Mbo


21 Jan 00 - 07:58 PM (#166406)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: GUEST,MAG

"O Mary, don't you weep don't you moan"

Seeger's "Old Devil Time"

Ellen McIlwaine had a great one, sort of a chant -- I'll post it tomorrow if this thread is still going (as I think it will be -- great thread.)

MA (still tracking down the problem between my server and my computer)


21 Jan 00 - 08:12 PM (#166412)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: McGrath of Harlow

To be a Pilgrim.

Quite a few Sydney Carter songs - George Fox, Lord of the Dance, One More Step, Travel On.

Tis a Gift to be Simple

The Parting Glass

The Summer Time is Coming

Jug of Punch

If it was in America I'd push for This Land is Your Land."

If it was in England I'd push for "Leaning on a Lamp ost"


21 Jan 00 - 08:23 PM (#166418)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Mbo

McGrath--"Even the cripple forgets his hunch, when he's snug outside of a jug of punch." Well! I never would have thought of that one! Good thinking!

--Mbo


21 Jan 00 - 08:44 PM (#166430)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Metchosin

Stan Roger's, May the Mary Ellen Carter Rise Again.


21 Jan 00 - 08:46 PM (#166432)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: fulurum

I Will Pass This Way Again. (Small Potatoes) When my time is up And my body lays down When the candle fades and dims Throw my ashes into a restless wind And I will pass this way again.

Lighthouse (Vincent)

I am a sailor Out on the ocean Far from land As I can be But I am not afraid No I will never worry Cause the light of your lighthouse Shines on me.

Sailing Down My Golden River (Pete Seeger)

Sunlight glancing on the water Life and death are all my own And I was never alone.

Judgement Day (Jim Savarino) (God talking to Jim)

Did you finish the things you wanted? Did you discover my existence,? You weren't the smartest man I made, But you sure did have persistence.


21 Jan 00 - 08:56 PM (#166436)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Brendy

A recording of Bob Dylan et al's rendition of "I shall be Released", from The Last Waltz


21 Jan 00 - 11:01 PM (#166503)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Sandy Paton

Gordon Bok's "Hearth and Fire" and Bob Franke's "Thanksgiving Eve." The Carter Family's "Keep On the Sunny Side of Life." "Peace Like a River."


21 Jan 00 - 11:09 PM (#166507)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: JamesJim

To name a few: I'm on my way, Deep River, Get on Board Little Children, Good News, Great Gettin' up Mornin', (couldn't resist this one; it lifts my spirits every time: John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt), Passing Through, This Train. I sure like the ones I've seen above; there are a lot more! Jim


21 Jan 00 - 11:13 PM (#166512)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: GUEST,_gargoyle

'Another one bites the dust'

GG


22 Jan 00 - 12:42 AM (#166551)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Mary G

Pat Humphries has written some beautiful hopeful songs...which I get mixed up with other people's..I think she wrote Common Thread but I won't swear to it..

and I am confused by the remark in the original posting about it would be a slap in the face to someone to say "come to your life like a warrior.." ....speaking of diversity there are warriors on this list...could you perhaps explain what you meant? And certainly there are warriors who are in serious need of healing and hope from what they have endured..

but perhaps I read this wrong..I couldn't figure out what it meant..

mg


22 Jan 00 - 06:41 AM (#166598)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Melodeon

Troublesome Waters Maybelle Carter. This song really makes me feel better, even though I'm not a fan of country music and I am not a Church goer.

viv


22 Jan 00 - 08:46 AM (#166620)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Pinetop Slim

MaryG: When I wrote '"come to your life like a warrior" would be a slap in the face to somebody really hurting,' I was thinking of somebody whose pain couldn't be dulled even by a handful of percocet with a morphine-drip chaser. Not fair to ask someone in that state to be warrior -- at least not without trying to ease pain and build up spirit beforehand. To all: Just reading the titles you've posted is inspiring. Alas, there are several I'm not familiar with and some -- e.g. "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say," the first one I checked -- are absent from the DT. Can/should that be changed? There's abundance of hospice-appropriate material here, less for Hope Center. Is it fair to ask for more on the theme of "songs to play when you're on the way to a CAT scan" (insert your frightening medical procedure of choice)? More songs of courage, maybe some to remind patients they can count on a friend?


22 Jan 00 - 09:46 AM (#166640)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: katlaughing

James Taylor's You've got a friend

Peace Oh River (in the DT)


22 Jan 00 - 10:16 AM (#166652)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Mary in Kentucky

JamesJim--Is that "I'm On My Way" the one from Porgy and Bess? If so, the first time I heard it I laughed out loud. It was one of those songs that were familiar, but I couldn't quite place where I had heard it.


22 Jan 00 - 10:31 AM (#166658)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Jon Freeman

Markf, mine was probably going down a different line to the intention of this thread but here is the first verse as I remember it:

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.

Jon

(BTW, I love the tune too - regardless of beliefs, I like the minor to major change in it).


22 Jan 00 - 11:04 AM (#166667)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Roger in Baltimore

Yep, Pat Humphries wrote Common Thread.

Roger in Baltimore


22 Jan 00 - 12:34 PM (#166721)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Áine

'Precious Lord' by Thomas A. Dorsey. -- Áine


22 Jan 00 - 03:07 PM (#166786)
Subject: ADD: I'm On My Way to Freedom Land^^
From: JamesJim

Mary in Ky., this is probably not the Porgy and Bess "I'm on my way." The one I'm referring to is an old negro spiritual:
    "I'm on my way, to Freedom land
    I'm on my way, to Freedom Land
    I'm on my way to Freedom land
    I'm on my way, Great God, I'm on my way."
Then you can add verses about anybody (Your brother, Sister, Mother, Dad, Boss, etc.), like this:
    I'll ask my brother to go with me (3 times)
    I'm on my way, great God, I'm on my way

    Or:

    I'll ask my boss to come with me (3 times),
    etc.
    If he says no, I'll go anyhow (3 times),
    etc.

    If you won't go, let your children go (3 times).
    etc.

    If you won't go, let your mother go
    etc.

You can do so much with this and everyone sings! A lot of fun and you can find some good harmony. Regards, Jim

^^


22 Jan 00 - 05:43 PM (#166859)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Susan A-R

Julian of Norwich (also Sydney Carter), And I second Hollowel. It is a wonderful one. Doesn't Gordon Bok also do one called Return to the Earth? Seems I remember listening to it long ago and loving the sentiment. Ewan McCall also wrote one toward the end of his life called The Joy of Lifing (I believe. This is one Ijust heard in passing, and it's great. Mary Travers also did one, quite recently, I believe it's called Home is where the Heart Is. The Rose made the rounds here at hospice events, not sure why, Also the Handel I Know that My Redeemer Liveth is religeous, but it has a lot of quiet certainty to it.


22 Jan 00 - 06:00 PM (#166878)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Mbo

Howabout "You're My Best Friend" by Queen? A great song of friendship and the peace and healing comes with friendship.

--Mbo


22 Jan 00 - 06:04 PM (#166880)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Mark Cohen

Gordon's song is called "Return to the Land." It's on his album of the same name, not sure if he wrote it.

I've always loved the Fred Small song whose title I've forgotten for the moment, but the chorus goes,
    May the rain run off your shoulder when you're caught in a storm
    When the frost comes a-calling, may it find you safe and warm
    May your place be set, may your promises be kept
    May you never forget you are loved

There's also a wonderful Jacques Brel song, "Heureux". I only know it in French.

Thanks for starting this thread, mark. I'll keep thinking and come back with more.

Aloha,
Mark


22 Jan 00 - 06:24 PM (#166895)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Clinton Hammond2

James Keelaghan's song "Who Dies" is the best treatment of death in a song that I've ever heard! But I think ya gotta be pretty well adjusted to appreciate it...

"The Sound Of Singing" by Eric Bogul (sp?) is a great way to start any cd...

"The First Ride" by Don Ross is one of the happiest songs I think I've ever heard...

That's my 0.02


22 Jan 00 - 06:40 PM (#166904)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Amos

Passing through, passing through
Sometimes happy, sometimes blue
Glad that I ran into you.
Tell the people that you saw me, passing through.


22 Jan 00 - 07:04 PM (#166920)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Joe Offer

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.)


23 Jan 00 - 02:15 AM (#167051)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: GUEST,Judy Predmore

"Seeds of Hope" was co-written by Garnet Rogers & his agent, for an AIDS CD that I don't think ever happened, but it's on one of Garnet's CD's from a few years ago. Garnet was extremely touched when I told him that it meant alot to me. I could tell he really wanted his music to make a difference to people, so he'd probably be fairly cooperative about permission & rights, etc. The chorus: "Take my hand & we will walk together, Take my hand, you will not walk alone, Take my hand, this night won't last forever, We'll harvest seeds of hope we've sown."

"I See My Journey" by Eileen McGann. "...Walk along with me & I will walk with you, On paths of joy & paths of sorrow too... I close my eyes to look for guidance on the road, For peace & joy & strength to bear up any load.." Eileen's quite a social activist, so she'd probably be fairly cooperative also.

"Never Turning Back" by Pat Humphries is in Rise Up Singing, & you can easily change the lyrics to suit your purpose. "Gonna keep on walking forward... Gonna light this night together..." She's another social activist who'd probably be cooperative.

Now onto the more likely to be difficult to get permission from: "The Dance" by Tony Arata, a huge hit for Garth Brooks. It's a love song but it's been used for everything from weddings to funerals to graduations. "...Our lives are better left to chance, I could've missed the pain, But I'd have had to miss the dance.."

"The River" was written by Garth Brooks. "... I'll never reach my destination if I never try, So I will sail my vessel til the river runs dry... I know there'll be rough waters, I'm bound to take some falls, But with the good lord as my shepard, I'll make it through them all..."


23 Jan 00 - 02:19 AM (#167052)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: GUEST,Judy Predmore

I made a mistake in my above post. I always get that line in "The River" wrong: It's "the good lord as my captain" not "as my shepherd". Not too many sheep on rivers...


23 Jan 00 - 02:44 AM (#167053)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Owlkat

Hi hi,
How about "Lean On Me"?
Owl.


23 Jan 00 - 03:15 AM (#167057)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: roopoo

I like "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind" for inner turmoil. The last two verses for me are the really powerful ones.

mouldy


23 Jan 00 - 10:09 AM (#167105)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Pinetop Slim

As of Mouldy's post, 74 songs recommended and seem to represent at least seven stages of a healing cycle: Awakening (songs that remind life worth living). Assurance (you've got a friend, friends, family). Acceptance (it sucks to be sick, but..). Encouragement (you can take another step, steps). Prayer/supplication (heal me, send some of that balm of gilead, give me peace, oh river). Laughter, the Best Medicine (please, can somebody rephrase that without the cliche?). Resignation/surrender (I'm headed back to the old brown earth and maybe I'll pass this way again). Would it be wrong to set up threads under those headings and try to organize and, with feedback, eliminate my guesswork (I'm unfamiliar with about half the songs suggested)? Thanks to all, and a special thanks for the blue clicky on "It's a Pleasure to Know You."


23 Jan 00 - 01:02 PM (#167139)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: GUEST,_gargoyle

Twernt me above.....but I WILL take credit!

You folk are too "serious" and "somber".....these appear to be songs appropriate for "funerals." I prefer, FUNerals.

Every one knows that laughter is good for the soul and for the healing....not to mention it just feels good!!!

So try this wimsical positive lyric to an old, children's favorite.....The Young Lady That


23 Jan 00 - 01:09 PM (#167143)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: GUEST,_gargoyle

Mark.... it would probably be best to have the "helpers above" continue within this post by simply researching their suggestions and adding Blue Clicky Things which will take you there.


23 Jan 00 - 02:44 PM (#167176)
Subject: ADD: Judgement Day (Jim Savarino)^^
From: fulurum

JUDGEMENT DAY
(Jim Savarino)

On a rainy summer's evening the good Lord called me home,
He said, "Hi come sit beside me,
Lets look at what you've done.
Don't be nervous, have some popcorn,
Relax, kick off your shoes,
Then we'll watch my home movies,
Right after the evening news.

Chorus:
Did you finish the things wanted,
Did you discover my existence,
You weren't the smartest man I made,
But you sure did have persistence.

There's a good one, what were you thinking?
I really like that line,
Were you sober?
What were you drinking?
Or were you you like that
All the time?
Here's the best part,
Where you fall down,
Get up and fall again,
Those weren't really,
Such bad ideas,
But your timing was awful my friend.

Chorus.. Did you finish...

It was sweet,
And it was touching,
The love you won and lost,
And the love that you
Gave right back,
Did you know it was
Worth the cost,
If you want you can
Stay with me
Lord knows you paid your dues
But eternity
Is a very long time
So be careful how you choose.

Chorus....
^^

keywords for search ADD: Judgment Day (Jim Savarino)


23 Jan 00 - 04:09 PM (#167201)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: katlaughing

Amos, thank you for posting passing through, I love that song and had forgotten it.

Another one is Last Train To Glory.


08 Feb 00 - 12:42 AM (#174884)
Subject: Lyr Add: Passing Through^^
From: Amos

I'll have to see if I can remember them. Hmmm....

Passing Through

I saw Jesus on the cross, on the hill of Calvary
D'ye hate mankind for what they've done to you?
He said speak of love, not hate;
Things to do, it's gettin' late
I've so little time and I'm just passin' through

Cho: Passin' through, passin' through
SOmetimes happy, sometimes blue, glad that I ran in to you.
Tell the people that you saw me passing through.

I saw Adam leave the garden, with an apple in his hand
I said "Now you're out, what are you gonna do?
"Plant my seed and pray for rain, maybe raise a little Cain."
"I'm an orphan now, and I'm just passin through"

Cho

I was at Franklin Roosevelt's side, just a while before he died
He said "One world must come out of World War Two"
"Yankee, Russian, white or tan, Lord a man ai'n't but a man."
"We're all brothers and we're only pasisng through."

Cho

There may be other verses I have forgotten.

A
DT Version


08 Feb 00 - 12:45 AM (#174885)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Amos

Sorry -- I should have just linked to the Digitrad instead of writing them out. I will remember next time!

Thank you, kat!

A


08 Feb 00 - 06:05 AM (#174919)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: GUEST,andymac

Songs of Hope and Healing... How about "Quite Early Morning" by Pete Seeger, "Love Will Come Again" by Colm Sands and Pete Seeger. Other favourites for me are "This Love Will Carry" by Dougie McLean and my personal favourite "Freeom Come All Ye" by Hamish Henderson.


08 Feb 00 - 06:24 AM (#174923)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Callie

"Hard Times Come Again No More", Fred Small's "I Will Stand Fast" and Sweet Honey In The Rock's "I Feel Like GOing On". Pop songs: Van's "Bright Side of the Road". Callie


08 Feb 00 - 12:04 PM (#175043)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Amos

And for marriages needing hope, a love poem for a fourteenth anniverary can be found here (I hope).

A


08 Feb 00 - 12:28 PM (#175058)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: The Shambles

Doc Watson singing 'We Shall All Be Reunited' or him singing anything else.


08 Feb 00 - 12:59 PM (#175072)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Duckboots

A song that gave me hope and encouragement when life seemed a bit dark was "There Comes A Time" by Rick Speyer. I'd often find myself humming the chorus.

"There is light at the end of the tunnel, There is always hope in the face of despair."

Duckboots


08 Feb 00 - 01:42 PM (#175095)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: KathWestra

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


08 Feb 00 - 04:03 PM (#175154)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: GUEST,Jim Dixon

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.


09 Feb 00 - 12:13 AM (#175390)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Judy Predmore

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


09 Feb 00 - 02:07 AM (#175409)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: alison

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


09 Feb 00 - 02:18 AM (#175413)
Subject: Lyr Add: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say^^
From: alison

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


12 Feb 00 - 06:44 PM (#177325)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Crowhugger

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!


12 Feb 00 - 09:09 PM (#177387)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Crowhugger

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.


13 Feb 00 - 09:11 AM (#177557)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Pinetop Slim

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."


13 Feb 00 - 11:06 AM (#177608)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Crowhugger

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*


23 Oct 01 - 07:29 PM (#578358)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Rank

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


23 Oct 01 - 07:34 PM (#578362)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Rank

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


24 Oct 01 - 05:35 PM (#578987)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Susanne (skw)

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


30 Dec 01 - 10:17 PM (#618812)
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
From: Jerry Rasmussen

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


11 Jun 07 - 06:52 PM (#2074148)
Subject: RE: Songs of hope and healing
From: lefthanded guitar

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)