STLT#315, This Old World

Am I the only one who sees the first line of this song and thinks of “Man of Constant Sorrow” from O Brother, Where Are Thou? Really? It’s just me? Can’t be. Anyway…  this is another one I have never sung, and likely never would have chosen because it’s got a title “This Old World” and is …

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STLT#62, When the Daffodils Arrive

This hymn has genuinely surprised me. First, let’s talk tune: it’s set to an Hasidic melody that holds in its phrases a secret and unspoken longing – certainly an intriguing choice for a hymn called “When the Daffodils Arrive.” I will also say that at first, I plunked it out fairly slowly – but then I …

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STLT#37, God Who Fills the Universe

I don’t feel much like singing today. And in fact, I considered skipping today – hoping you all would understand that for those of us who regularly answer the call of love and justice, the American presidential election results have at least temporarily silenced the music. But here I am, and this spiritual practice today …

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STLT#28, View the Starry Realm

Titles are deceiving… View the starry realm of heaven, shining distant empires sing. Skysong of celestial children turns each winter into spring, turns each winter into spring. Great you are, beyond conception, God of gods and God of stars. My soul soars with your perception, I escape from prison bars, I escape from prison bars. …

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