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Thread #130520   Message #2937681
Posted By: Janie
01-Jul-10 - 12:21 AM
Thread Name: Death of a loved one - songs to help you
Subject: RE: Death of a loved one - songs to help you
Chris,

I'm so sorry you have lost your Dad. Sending light and love.

Here is a song that I have often found solace in when bereft by the loss of a loved one. It is not about death, and not about fathers. It simply comforts me with it's perspective of death as part and parcel of life.

WHAT YOU GIVE ME
(copyright 1988/ Laura G. Lindgren)

To Walk in your forest, To graze in your pastures, To fly in your
   starry black night

(refrain)
Such is the garden, Such the devotion
Such is the fountain of love in my heart

To flow in your river, To gaze at your colours, To sway in your
    treetops so high

refrain

1st bridge
What you give me is a doorway to God, let us bathe in the Now
Never grasping at the days ahead
Just a patience of the heart in the pastures of truth
And love, trembling love.

To let out your kite string, to feel your dark ocean, to play in the
    breakers at dawn

refrain

To shatter on your hard floor, to dance in your cobwebs, to sing the
    song of our death

refrain

2nd bridge
You are teaching me songs that I never dreamed of.
Opening worlds that I never hoped for
I'm breathing my breath, I'm dying my death
Sing that the world doesn't end.

To read your sad story, to bask in your glory, to sit in the presence
    of God

refrain

To know beyond knowing in the patience of being
beyond thought, beyond wanting to know

refrain


Janie