Peace in the Midst of the Storm – Mike Stant.
Music, Laughter and Tears – Aunt Dorothy Stant.
Great is Thy Faithfulness – Uncle Sam Clin.
“As We Speak,” – Greater Vision male quartet (the value of spending time with God and listening for God) – Barry Hallm.
Love Lifted Me – a song that shares some wonderful messages. Lyrics and the tune are here: http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Love_Lifted_Me/
I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal, But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday – written by Billy Joe Shaver and Johnny Cash singing it HERE, a song that Johnny claimed to sing every day during his rehabilitation
- I Will See You Again by Rhonda Vincent – one that Steve hopes his family will choose for his celebration of life (the YouTube HERE has a special story at the start about 93 year-old Harold)
- Blessings by Laura Story
- The Commission by CAIN – in the consideration set for music to be played prior to his celebration of life (hopefully a LONG ways away!) [a version with lyrics HERE]
All Creatures of our God and King
Day by Day from the musical Godspell
Angels Among Us
Shades of Gray – Billy Joel
For All the Saints
Blessings – Laura Story
Who’s That Man – Toby Keith (Made me always want to work things out. I never wanted to be this guy)
Oh Happy Day
Be Thou My Vision
A Mighty Fortress
Here I am Lord
Oh Heavenly Day – Patty Griffin
Just As I Am
No Hard Feelings – The Avett Brothers
- Go Light Your World (use your candle/Spirit to help light candles in others, and in our world!)
- People Get Ready
- Sweet, Sweet Spirit, written by Doris Akers; This was a favorite of my Grandmother and my Mom. I have memories of both singing in the Baptist church of my childhood. The peacefulness that comes from hearing these lyrics is indeed, sweet. [More details about this hymn HERE, including this commentary with jazzy quartet versions: “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” has entered international acapella repertory through an arrangement by Australia’s The Idea of North—covered by others, including the Korean family group Ruah Worship—with close harmony that savors the intimate rub of Akers’s striking three-chord progression spotlighting the word “place.” ]
- Victory in Jesus, written by Eugene Monroe Bartlett; This was a favorite of my Grandfather who taught us to never fear death for in Jesus we each held the ultimate victory. [More details about this hymn HERE]
- Just As I Am, written by Charlotte Elliott; This was often the invitational hymn in the church where I grew up. Today, I still look upon the lyrics as my presentation to the Lord, “just as I am, Oh God, I come.” [More details about this hymn HERE]