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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Some Christmas Peace

I've been watching You Tube this morning. Originally, I was looking for one of my favorite Christmas songs, When the River Meets the Sea sung by John Denver and the Muppets.

I think this is such a deep and beautiful song. It has always resonated with my own personal spirituality. As kids, we played this record till we ruined it.

When the mountain touches the valley,
All the clouds are taught to fly,
As our souls will leave this land, most peacefully.
Though our minds be filled with questions,
In our hearts we'll understand,
When the river meets the sea.

Like a flower that is blossomed,
In a dry and barren sand,
We are born and born again,
Most gracefully.
Plus the winds of time will take us,
With a sure and steady hand,
When the river meets the sea.

My second favorite Christmas song, again because of the words, is It's In Every One Of Us.

It's in every one of us to be wise.

Find your heart, open up both your eyes.
We can all know everything, without ever knowing why.
It's in every one of us, by and by.

Before she passed away, my mom belonged to a church that sang this song at the end of every service. It was wonderful to hear it coming from several hundred voices. To this day, I can't hear this song without singing out loud to it.

As much as I love these songs, I feel we need to branch out beyond John Denver & the Muppets (as well as the Charlie Brown Christmas) around here. SouleMama mentioned a great album that we've now added to our Christmas playlist.

What are your favorite Christmas tunes?


Geo said...

You might enjoy this.

Jenny said...

I love love love the way seeing, hearing or smelling a handful of specific things reminds me of being little (especially at Christmas time).

Does anyone else out there remember those little angel chimes flying around and around propelled by little thin white taper candles? I recently smelled one of those candles... I'm sure I had the silliest grin just thinking about those chimes. Man I loved those!

As for Christmas songs, I really like Sarah McLachlan's Wintersong album.

auroramae said...

Thank you for that.