Teach me to stop and listen again

It looks like many readers have seen and hopefully enjoyed the initial posting on the “Teach me to stop and listen” song that was shared with the Whitehorse Worship Group by the Quaker Worship Group in Lucknow, Ontario. Next Sunday, our group will practice and sing the song for the first time at the beginning of our monthly meeting for worship.

As I experiment will all kinds of social networking sites (and learn from my children who are much more proficient users), I was able to upload the simple recording of my own arrangement of the song that I wrote about a few days back on this blog. You should be able to listen to it with all the scratches and hisses from an amateur playing on a keyboard piano and voice recording with a built-in microphone on a laptop computer from the following widget:

Teach me to stop and listen

Original music and lyrics by Ken Medema, 1978;

If you are interested in the initial posting, which contains a link to the sheet music that was produced magically from the recording of the above tune, you can find it here: Teach me to stop and listen. If you have trouble with the lyrics on the sheet music, here they are as shared with us from the Quaker Worship Group in Lucknow, ON:

Teach me to stop and listen,
Teach me to center down,
Teach me the use of silence,
Teach me where peace is found.

Teach me to hear your calling.
Teach me to search your word,
Teach me to hear in silence,
Things I have never heard.

Teach me to be collected,
Teach me to be in tune.
Teach me to be directed,
Silence will end so soon.

Then when it’s time for moving,
Grant it that I may bring,
To every day and moment
Peace from a silent spring.

Words and music: Ken Medema

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