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Daily Song of Hope

 At the beginning of the pandemic we began posting these of hope, resilience & connection for all of you in these tough times. We've posted 4-500 songs to date.
Full disclosure: although we began posting these many days a week, we now send out more like than 1 or 2 a week. 

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    Alphabetical list of songs

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    Week of March 29-April 4:

    • Sweet Thames Flow Softly by musical giant Ewan MacColl. This is one of many great covers of this tender lovesong. This cover is by Rufus & Martha Wainwright off the "Joy of Living" tribute CD. (p.155 in the "Love" chapter of RA - 4/3/21)
    • I Live Not Where I Love - sung by Mary Black. A haunting trad. English love song. listen (on pg. 4 in RA "Ballads & Old Songs" - 4/2/21)
    • A Song of Peace (Finlandia) Hear our song, God of all the nations, a song of peace, for their land & for mine... rec by the choir of St John the Divine cathedral (in RUS "Peace" p.163 - 3/29/21)
    • Oseh Shalom (trad. Israeli) May the One who makes peace in the high places make peace over us & over all of humanity. rec by Nefesh Mountain (in RUS "Peace" p.163 - 3/29/21)

    Week of Mar. 22-28:

    • Father & Son by Yusuf/Cat Stevens. There are not a lot of songs about father-son relationships, much less a tender one... watch (in RA p.63 - 3/28/21)
    • Captain Kidd (hymn) - Through all the world below God is seen all around. Search hills & valleys through, there he's found. rec by Kelly Kennedy. live "shape note" sing (in RUS p.251 - 3/26/21)

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