Sunday, April 13, 2008

I've got peace like a river

I've Got Peace Like a River

I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul,
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river,
I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.

I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul,
I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean,
I’ve got love like an ocean in my soul.

I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul,
I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain,
I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul.

yesterday ms t was over, since it was cold and wet outside we ended up staying in all day playing, reading books, and listening to music. the first cd ms t picked out (ms t insists on picking out what we listen to, if you are familiar with the ways of two and a half year olds, enuf said) was elizabeth mitchell's cd "you are my little bird." the cd includes ms mitchell's beautiful rendering of the spiritual I've got peace like a river.

when I was listening to peace like a river, I thought it would be perfect for today's bit of mouse medicine. so when ms t was down for her afternoon nap, I jumped on the computer with hopes that the magic of youtube would provide a vid of elizabeth performing the song. alas, it did not; there are plenty of other versions of the song on youtube - although it's the words that send my spirit and touch my soul; perhaps my favorite youtube vid is this one - one of the instrumental versions.

if you aren't familiar with elizabeth mitchell I recommend you check her out, especially if there are children in your village. I find her voice is pure joy. she has three cd's out for children and all three are part of our musical library here on avenue c. I can't wait for another release - I wonder what we will be for the next cd? you can check out what elizabeth sounds like here.

photograph: peaceful body of water in oregon ( location of that year's spring wander!) 13 april 2006.

6 comments:

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

peaceful river to you on this Sunday, mouse.

Dumdad said...

Lovely song and photo. Peaceful. Perfect for Sunday.

P.S. I loved A House is A House for Me poem.

Gig said...

How wonderful to discover this photo of Fern Ridge this morning, the words to a lovely song, and the memory of a wonderful visit...and promise of another!

d. chedwick bryant said...

sounds good--will check her out. beautiful shot.

Cergie said...

Yes, I can understand this song's words well :
The river is quiet, flowing slowly, bringing leaves to the ocean
The ocean is full of water. Love must be large as a sea.
A fountain flows too and gives joy as a gift.
And thje picture is beautiful having such a huge cloudy sky

mouse (aka kimy) said...

peace, love and joy to all!

g - so that's where we were! I look forward to another visit!

ched - I saw elizabeth has played in nyack!