* A Prayer or Two *
Below is a post from my blog on October 4, 2011.
Doesn't seem possible that it's been SIX YEARS ago!
I was going to attach You Tube videos for both songs, so you could hear the beautiful music and lyrics, which have been haunting me again lately.....but unbelievably I could not find either by ANY singer that I liked enough to post! If you know of some, please let me know.
When most people think of the The Beatles, I doubt if "prayerful music" comes to mind. We all have our favorite songs of theirs, ranging from the very first pop/rock tunes until the final more contemplative recordings.
Somewhere in my past....maybe 15 or 20 years ago....(That would now be 20 - 25 years ago) two of those songs became prayer-like to me. The music and lyrics would pop into my mind, just when I needed them. I'd either sing out loud or only "in my head," depending on whether I was alone or not.
Those two songs are:
The Long and Winding RoadLet it Be
I've read various so-called explanations about the lyrics of these songs, and it doesn't matter to me what the "real" meaning is or isn't. I know what they mean to me and that's all that counts.
What about you? Do you have certain "prayerful" songs that aren't considered hymns?
P.S. After posting this, I decided to change my blog title and description. Now it says who I am at this stage in my life. I like it! How about you?
"There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is." ~William P. Merrill