Songs of longing for God

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linn
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Songs of longing for God

Post by linn » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:03 am

I love Middle Eastern music.
One musician I find really amazing is Sami Yusuf from Iran. Hi sings in persian, arabic and english. I feel his music has power to open up my heart and soul to feel the longing for Gods Love.

If anyone else likes this kind of music it might be great to check it out. :D

When I listen to it and direct my own feelings to God, I feel it connects me quite strong to my own longing for God, and then I feel the connection.

Here is the youtube link to one of his albums:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Tgrxirr24

Some of my song suggestions:

The source
Wherever you are
Salam
All I need

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Re: Songs of longing for God

Post by linn » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:36 am

Here are more songs I find very powerful in connecting me to God. Two of them are swedish and norwegian, with english lyrics.

'Snow' by Laleh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq6vvD6 ... e&index=28

'The River' by Bjørn Eidsvåg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMN5Hg_ ... Ve&index=1

Euphoria by Loreen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWKTBjDEKUE (this is in english...)

'The river is flowing', a native american folk song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB2AaVVjF-0

I'm so exhighted....I have just started to discover in songs I've heard many times, like a hidden message in it which I did not notice before. Now when I use songs to open my heart to God, for example songs I viewed as love songs can suddenly "swich on the power" when I engage in the song with my feelings and direct it towards God.

I feel it's like a treasure hunt to go through songs that have touched me some way in the past and have a closer look at them now and, wow....some of them just reveals a prayer that I can connect to.

I find it extra powerful when I sing along....or even just singing when I know the lyrics by heart.

At first I felt a bit silly and embarressed writing this, like maybe it was obvious and I just did not get it (I can be a bit slow at getting the point, and then I feel a bit stupid...), or that I am just imagining things. But what does it matter if it works for me?...I felt it was a thing worth sharing. It might help others open up in new ways through music that touched them in the past as well. Or in other ways I have no idea of.

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Re: Songs of longing for God

Post by Felicitas » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:14 pm

Song for losging for God's Love

THE AWAKENING by James Morrison

I haven't felt this awake in years
Too busy drying my tears
To feel the sun was shining on my skin
Locked up in my own cage
Filled up with a bitter rage
Couldn't see the prison I was in

I walked across the line alone
To find a truth I'd never ever known
The truth has been here all this time
The only one who couldn't see was me

And I have been waiting
For this wakening for so long, so long
Gotta get a little light inside
And I'm here holding out
For just one thing and it's your love
Your love makes everything feel alright

I was slowly, slowly dying, slowly dying
It's like the first day I'm alive

Float through me like summer breeze
Put my twisted mind at ease
And all the troubles of the world just drift away
Jump out like a shooting star
Make a wish to be where you are
Underneath your glow is where I'll stay

The only place I going to be
Is right here with you next to me

And I have been waiting
For this wakening for so long, for so long
Gotta get a little light inside
And I'm here, holding out
For just one thing and it's your love
Makes everything feel alright

I was slowly, slowly dying, slowly dying
It's like the first day I'm alive, yes, it is

I've been waiting here for so long, so long, so long
I've been waiting here for so long, so long
So long, so long, so long

And I walked across the line alone
To find a truth I'd never ever known
The truth has been here all this time
The only one who couldn't see was me

And I have been waiting
For this wakening for so long, for so long
Gotta get a little light inside
And I'm here holding out
For just one thing and it's your love
It makes everything feel alright

I said I've been here for so long
For so long, for so long
I been for so long, so, so long, so, so

http://youtu.be/A6jL3H-eElA
http://youtu.be/A6jL3H-eElA

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Re: Songs of longing for God

Post by Benjamingp » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:12 pm

I can add

"The Lord" by Sophie Zelmani (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gk-CyqqT_E)

I know
I know, there are no surprises
I know
This broken road
Is not the way to the Lord

Despair in your mind
Leaving us is fine
'cause you're not
Going to be the one
Who will be walking me
To the Lord

Lord, oh Lord

I discover now and then
More things that point at
Who I am
You can't cover-up for them again
The whiskey and wine
In my soul, I know
I need to go
There will be no more changes
To see the Lord

Lord, oh Lord
Lord, oh Lord
cheers
Benjamin Gschösser

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Re: Songs of longing for God

Post by Amanda Stracey » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:29 pm

I'd like to add this song to this category (If I Fell - Sananda Matreiya (Terence Trent D'Arby) version of a Beatle's song) as it covers some of the issues I have in sincerely longing for God's Love and wanting to block it instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v62A2J_1BY

with Love

Amanda

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Re: Songs of longing for God

Post by julie_bennion » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:47 am

Here are a few songs that awaken my longing & loving, towards God ~

Oh My Soul, by Audrey Assad ~ https://youtu.be/4_dAswUDjpE
Restless, " " " ~ https://youtu.be/UuhYZrn4flo
I Need You, I Love You, I Want You, by Tenth Avenue North ~ https://youtu.be/zi8FKRZNHA0
Here, by Kari Jobe ~ https://youtu.be/YQnBvUiAGsI

For anyone who listens to music on Pandora... I found these songs while listening to Audrey Assad's station there. I love how all these amazing singers & songs just come through the speakers, without my looking for them. I listen sometimes when I'm at home & feeling open to the inspiration of others who longing for and love our Ultimate Awesome parent, God. It's also really great not to have any ads before or after the songs! Joining & paying a small fee for Pandora makes this possible.

With Love,
julie

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