“Sunshine” by Jonathan Edwards (circa 1971) is the Peace Song of the Day for March 12th. During the Vietnam War, it was sung very sad. Now, Jonathan Edwards sings it more upbeat and sweet. And, the ending has always held a burst of hope…”This old world, she’s gonna turn around / Brand new bells’ll be ringing.”
Sample lyrics and more about the song after the video…
“Turn, Turn, Turn” by Pete Seeger is the Peace Song of the Day for November 8th. (Yes, dear readers, I missed a couple of days and am playing catch up!) You can find the words to “Turn, Turn, Turn” — which are adapted from The Bible, Book of Ecclesiastes — on page 228 of the Rise Up Singing songbook.
I am dedicating this song to everyone who feels funny, anxious, excited, or depressed by the changing of seasons and the clocks being adjusted. Take care of yourself, talk to someone if you need to, and realize it is all part of a glorious cycle!