Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
KEVIN HILLER, Tom Pilitowski, Beaulah Shyni, Adi_s, Brandi Ford - Costuming
58322 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,322 Registered Members
417 Forums
119,094 Topics
845,351 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 238
Mona - Astronomy 126
Celestine - Baptist Editor 54
Angel S. Class 49
Angie 29
Susan Helene Kramer 29
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading 29
Angela - Drama Movies 15
Korie - California/Yoga/Knitting Editor 13
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 12
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#799115 - 01/04/13 01:49 PM Spiritual music for the soul
ancientflaxman Offline

Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 965
Loc: in the middle of Minnesota
This song is one that I have played for years and it is timeless. I finally found it on youtube. It is called Desiderata and it is the Les Crane version. The mass choir and the words are awesome !!!!!

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

© Max Ehrmann 1927

What other spiritual songs inspire you guys??

Edited by ancientflaxman (01/04/13 01:59 PM)

#799182 - 01/05/13 03:26 AM Re: Spiritual music for the soul [Re: ancientflaxman]
Debbie-SpiritualityEditor Offline
BellaOnline Editor

Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 4781
That is a great song, Dave. Such inspiring words. Thank you for sharing it with us.

I have turned to music to get me through the days. Some songs are more rock based when I need to release negative emotions, some songs are soft when I need to be soothed. I am not sure if you could classify any as spiritual songs per se, but many have helped my spirit achieve balance, at least for the moment.

There are some songs worth mentioning. One song particularly moving to me is the instrumental song "One World" by John Tesh. It is from his album "One World", a result of a tour he did around the world and he created songs reminiscent of various cultures. Most of the songs are well done, but the song "One World" combines several musical cultures into one and it speaks deeply to me. It both soothes and invigorates at the same time.

One part of the song fondly reminds me of Phyllis, a dear and sweet spiritual friend. Another part, a section of Spanish music, makes me imagine my boyfriend and I dancing together. We never did dance the way I imagine it when I hear that song, but he was a fabulous dancer, and if his heart could have taken it I would have loved to take dance classes with him. He was so open and alive in his mind that I know we could have pulled it off. You can find this song and others from the album on youtube.

Another album I like is an album by Benedictine monks, the Monks of Weston Priory in Vermont. They have several albums, but my favorite album is "Go Up to the Mountain". I like all the songs on that album, with my favorites being "With Thanksgiving to God", "Deep Into the Stillness", "For Us to Live", and "For I Shall See You Again".

This album soothes the most ragged of nerves. The monks' deep choir voices are like angels singing, and I do feel spiritually transported when I listen to this music. The words along with the music are inspiring and comforting. It is difficult to find these songs to listen to online, but the album can be ordered from their website:


Edited by Debbie-SpiritualityEditor (01/14/13 09:14 AM)
Debbie Grejdus
Spirituality Site Editor
Spirituality Forum Moderator

#800610 - 01/14/13 09:34 AM Re: Spiritual music for the soul [Re: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor]
Debbie-SpiritualityEditor Offline
BellaOnline Editor

Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 4781
"For Us To Live"

Refrain: For us to live is to believe in Jesus, the Christ, and in the One who sent Him.

Though we have never heard His voice nor seen His face, we hope to let His word take root in our lives.

It is in spirit and in truth that we are known, free to be lifted up in each other's lives.

Nothing can take from us the hope in which we've grown; not even death shall separate us from His love.

If we should thirst for truth and ask for more of life, then shall the spirit waken faith that is real.
Debbie Grejdus
Spirituality Site Editor
Spirituality Forum Moderator


Moderator:  Debbie-SpiritualityEditor 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Effective Parenting Helps Kids with ADD
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
Attention Deficit Disorder
5 minutes 52 seconds ago
Broth Bowls for Family ADD Nutrition
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
Attention Deficit Disorder
7 minutes 2 seconds ago
Sweet Fruit Desserts for Sandwich Meals
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
12 minutes 38 seconds ago
Giving Books for Gifts
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
21 minutes 51 seconds ago
Death to Diabetes Book Review
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
23 minutes 17 seconds ago
Geminids - A Great December Spectacle
by Mona - Astronomy
Today at 05:26 AM
Would you have plastic surgery done?
by jodirose
Body Image
Today at 05:23 AM
A Dozen Fresh Turkey Sandwich Ideas
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
Today at 05:20 AM
Parenting Kids with ADD During Holidays
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading
Attention Deficit Disorder
Today at 05:15 AM
2017: Astronomy and Space on this day
by Mona - Astronomy
Today at 05:00 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading), 70 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2016 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.