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Songs about Prayer and/Religion

After checking thru all our topics, I could not find one about songs about prayer and religion. There are, I think, a lot of rock songs out there that fall into this category. The song can have it in the title or in a verse, talking about prayer or religion. We should have fun with this! I will start with a fav of mine:

"Losing my religion" by REM

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Dolly Parton's tender and simple version of the hymn "In the Garden"

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Leave a Little Room for God (Neil Diamond)

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Mama Sang A Song: Stan Kenton

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Fire and Rain (James Taylor):

 

"Won't you look down upon me, Jesus
You've got to help me make a stand
You've just got to see me through another day"

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American Pie: Don McLean (Do you have faith in God above if the Bible tells you so).

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Prince of Peace (Bill Danoff)

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Sincerely: Moonglows

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Oh My God (Police)--an angry prayer

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Kneel And Pray - the Paragons

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Show Them the Way (Stevie Nicks)

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The Angels Sang - the Solitaires

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Jesus is Just Alright (Doobies)

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Rock Me on the Water (Jackson Browne)

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God Only Knows Where I’d Be Without You: Beach Boys

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Dear Father (Neil Diamond)

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When the Angels Fall (Sting)

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Lily (Kate Bush)

 

"Oh thou, who givest sustenance to the universe
From whom all things proceed
To whom all things return
Unveil to us the face of the true spiritual sun
Hidden by a disk of golden light
That we may know the truth
And do our whole duty
As we journey to thy sacred feet"

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My Prayer - the Platters

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Hope and Pray (Moody Blues)

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If It Be Your Will (Leonard Cohen)

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Heaven for everyone   Queen

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Falling Leaves (John Denver):

 

"Thank you for this precious day
These gifts you give to me
My heart so full of love for you
Sings praise for all I see
Oh sing for every mother's child
For every childhood tear
Oh sing for all the stars above
The peace beyond all fear"

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Oh My God (Police)

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Gotta Serve Somebody -- Bob Dylan

 

You may be an ambassador to England or France
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
Indeed you're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody
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I Believe in You -- Bob Dylan      

(We can all use some of this right about now:)

 

They ask me how I feel
And if my love is real
And how I know I’ll make it through
And they, they look at me and frown
They’d like to drive me from this town
They don’t want me around
’Cause I believe in you

They show me to the door
They say don’t come back no more
’Cause I don’t be like they’d like me to
And I walk out on my own
A thousand miles from home
But I don’t feel alone
’Cause I believe in you

I believe in you even through the tears and the laughter
I believe in you even though we be apart
I believe in you even on the morning after
Oh, when the dawn is nearing
Oh, when the night is disappearing
Oh, this feeling is still here in my heart

Don’t let me drift too far
Keep me where you are
Where I will always be renewed
And that which you’ve given me today
Is worth more than I could pay
And no matter what they say
I believe in you

I believe in you when winter turn to summer
I believe in you when white turn to black
I believe in you even though I be outnumbered
Oh, though the earth may shake me
Oh, though my friends forsake me
Oh, even that couldn’t make me go back

Don’t let me change my heart
Keep me set apart
From all the plans they do pursue
And I, I don’t mind the pain
Don’t mind the driving rain
I know I will sustain
’Cause I believe in you

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Wayfaring Stranger -- Emmylou Harris      (beautiful song)

 

I am a poor wayfaring stranger
While traveling through this world of woe
Yet there's no sickness, toil or danger
In that bright world to which I go
 
I'm going there to see my father
I'm going there no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home
 
I know dark clouds will gather around me
I know my way is rough and steep
Yet beauteous fields lie just before me
Where God's redeemed their vigils keep
 
I'm going there to my mother
She said she'd meet me when I come
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home
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Heaven   Rascals

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Hymn for my Father  Collective Soul

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