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Paul Simon - Seven Psalms (& The Great Migration)

In God's creation, on this earth He has allowed for the movement of His birds and beasts from one place to another. They migrate for food, for shelter, for more comfortable climate.

And the beasts and the birds they return to the dust, they die.

The death of death through Christ's atoning death on the cross takes us immediately into heaven and His presenec when we die.

And each of us will die.


The Great Migration to Heaven
The Great Migration to Heaven

If we had eyes to see and we looked across our community, across the nation, across the continents we would be able to see the shimmer of fleeting souls, continuously going upward a great migration of souls into the next life.

So my friends think often of your future, of your imminent death and in doing so find joy in what God has given you in this moment!


Paul Simon - Seven Psalms Trailer

Video from Paul Simon


"The story of Seven Psalms" by Paul Simon Listen to the album: https://paul-simon.lnk.to/seven-psalms' from video introduction


Seven Psalms: The Lord / Love Is Like a Braid / My Professional Opinion / Your Forgiveness /...

Video from Paul Simon


"Seven Psalms: The Lord / Love Is Like a Braid / My Professional Opinion / Your Forgiveness / Trail of Volcanoes / The Sacred Harp / Wait · Paul Simon Seven Psalms ℗ 2023 Owl Records, under exclusive licensed to Sony Music Entertainment Released on: 2023-05-19 Background Vocal: Edie Brickell" from video introduction


"Seven Psalms: The Lord / Love Is Like a Braid / My Professional Opinion / Your Forgiveness / Trail of Volcanoes / The Sacred Harp / Wait"


[The Lord] I've been thinking about the great migration Noon and night they leave the flock And I imagine their destination Nettle grass, jagged rock The Lord is my engineer The Lord is the earth I ran on The Lord is a face in the atmosphere The path I slip and slide on Tu lu, lulu lu... Crystal comet Starlit night Silver moon To smooth the edge of daylight Now it turned, evening rose Tribal voices Old and young Celebrations A history of family sung The endless river flows The Lord is my engineer The Lord is the earth I ran on The Lord is a face in the atmosphere The path I'll slip and I'll slide on The Lord is a virgin forest The Lord is a forest ranger The Lord is a meal for the poorest of the poor A welcome door to the stranger Tu lu, lulu lu... Tears and flowers Dry over time Memories leave us Melody and rhyme When the cold wind blows The seeds we gather From the gardener's glove Live forever Nothing dies of too much love The Lord The Lord is the earth I ride on The Lord is a face in the atmosphere The path I'll slip, and I'll slide on The Lord is a virgin forest The Lord is a forest ranger The Lord is a meal for the poorest A welcome door to the stranger The Covid virus is The Lord The Lord is the ocean rising The Lord is a terrible swift song A simple truth Surviving Tu lu, lulu lu... [Love Is Like a Braid] Love is Like a braid Some say that I that'll disbelieve it Cowry shells Fine combs made of jade To ornament and weave it I lived a life of pleasant sorrows Until the real deal came Broke me like a twig in a winter gale Call me by my name And in that time of prayer and waiting Where doubt and reason dwell A jury sat deliberating All is lost Or all is well Home, home, sun on my doorstep Shocks me to find I'm a child again entwined In your love In your light In your cool summer shade The garden keeps a rose and a thorn And once the choice is made All that's left Is mending what was torn Love is like a braid Love is like a braid [My Professional Opinion] Good morning, Mr Indignation Looks like you haven't slept all night In my professional opinion Go back to bed and turn off your light I'm not a doctor or a preacher I've no particular guiding star In my professional opinion I'm no more satisfied than you are So, what in the world we whispering for? Everyone's thinking there's nothing to hide Come carry my grievances down to the shore Wash 'em away in the tumbling tide I heard two cows in a conversation One called the other one a name In my professional opinion All cows in the country must bear the blame So, all rise to the occasion Or all sink into despair In my professional opinion We're better off not going there Oh, what in the world we whispering for? Everyone's making there's nothing to hide Go carry my grievances down to the shore Wash 'em away in the tumbling tide Wash 'em away in the tumbling tide Wash 'em away in the tide All that really matters is the one who became us Anointed and gained us with his opinion [The Lord Reprise] The Lord is my engineer The Lord is the earth I ride on The Lord is a face in the atmosphere The path I'll slip and I'll slide on The Lord is a virgin forest The Lord is a forest ranger The Lord is a meal for the poorest of the poor A welcome door to the stranger The Covid virus is The Lord The Lord is the ocean rising The Lord is a terrible swift song A simple truth, surviving Tu lu, lulu lu... [Your Forgiveness] Yesterday's boy is gone Driving through darkness Searching for your forgiveness Is sorrow a beautiful song? Lives in the heart and sings for all Your Forgiveness Inside the digital mind A homeless soul ponders the cold Of forgiveness And I the last in the line Hoping the gates won't be closed before Your forgiveness Dip your hand in Heaven's waters God's imagination Dip your hand in Heaven's waters All of life's abundance in a drop of condensation Dip your hand in Heaven's waters Ooh, ooh I, I have my reasons to doubt There is a case to be made Two billion heartbeats and out Waving a flag in the last parade I have my reasons to doubt Dip your hand in Heaven's waters God's imagination Dip your hand in Heaven's waters All of life's abundance in a drop of condensation Dip your hand in Heaven's waters I have my reasons to doubt The white light eases the pain Two billion heartbeats and out Or does it all begin again? Dip your hand in Heaven's waters God's imagination All of life's abundance in a drop of condensation [Trail of Volcanoes] When I was young I carried my guitar down to the crossroads And over the seas Now those old roads are a trail of volcanoes Exploding with refugees It seems to me We're all walking down the same road To wherever it ends The pity is The damage that's done Leaves so little time for amends [The Sacred Harp] A change of mood A summer storm erased the sunny sky Two hapless hitchhikers were signalling us As we were cruising by Not in the mood For idle chat, for hitchhiker company Nevertheless, we took them on This highway courtesy "Hurry, get yourselves inside the truck We're just going up a ways The rain should turn to mist with any luck And you can find a place to stay" The woman spoke, her voice a blend of regional perfumes: "We have no destination The moon and the stars provide us with our rooms My boy and me were refugees of sorts from my hometown Then all life different now They would have mowed us down He doesn't talk much anymore Just to the voices in his head" The boy just gazed down at the floor And nodded once or twice At what she said The sacred harp That David played to make his songs of praise We long to hear those strains That set his heart ablaze The ringing strings The thought that God turns music into bliss We left the pickup in the driveway The moon appeared as amber in the mist [The Lord Reprise] The Lord is a puff of smoke That disappears when the winds blow The Lord is my personal joke My reflection in the window I've been thinking about our troubled nature Our benediction and our curse Are we all just trial and error One of a billion in the universe? Tu lu, lulu lu... The Lord is my engineer The Lord is my record producer The Lord is the music I hear Deep in the valley of elusive The Lord is my engineer The Lord is the train I ride on The Lord is the coast, the coast is clear The path I slip and slide on Tu lu, lulu lu... [Wait] Wait I'm not ready I'm just packing my gear Wait My hand's steady My mind is still clear I hear the ghost songs and old Jumpin', jivin', moanin' Through a heart broken microphone Wait Life is a meteor Let your eyes roam Heaven is beautiful It's almost like home Children get ready It's time to come home I want to believe in A dreamless transition Wait I don't want to be near My dark intuition I need you here by my side My beautiful mystery guide Wait Life is a meteor Let your eyes roam Heaven is beautiful It's almost like home Children get ready It's time to come home Amen





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