STJ#1057, Go Lifted Up

Lord, the days are hard. No sooner do we wrap our brains around one major news story than another one, or ten comes barreling down on us. What we need is something warm and loving and sweet. Sometimes it’s a sweet song that is just what the doctor ordered. And to be honest, there isn’t …

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STLT#214, Shabbat Shalom

The song is simple. The lyrics even more so. Yet it is hardly simple at all, is it? Shabbat shalom is the traditional greeting on the Sabbath, meaning essentially ‘may the peace of God be with you on this Sabbath day.’ The joyful three part song is a reminder that there is joy to be found …

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STLT#124, Be That Guide

This is a beautiful benediction. A sustaining send-off. An alliterative affirmation. What I love about the lyrics is the acknowledgement that this work is hard, and it’s always been good. Something I’m not entirely certain I noticed until now, as many times as I have sung this. (Another favorite of my former minister’s, plus another …

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