I’m Just a Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Come Ye Disconsolate (half time)
I Want Jesus Walk with Me
Doxology (left hand octaves in G, like bells tolling, rhythmic differences)
Down to the River to Pray
Children of the Heavenly Father
Amazing Grace in minor key
Amazing Grace in major key
What Wondrous Love is This
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
I Will Arise
Precious Jewel (funky beat)
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (half time)
Band of Brothers
A blog is a good place to keep lists. Here is the list of songs I played at a memorial service yesterday. I chose songs that I could play out of my heart (translation: without music), not knowing how the visibility would be.
It was a gift to be able to give myself musically to my dear friends. When a friend experiences a loss, we all want somehow to do something to express our love and compassion. We need to give. A hug. A card. A batch of rolls. Mow the lawn. I was able to play the piano. It was a sweet thing–a gift I gratefully receive–to be able to share that for my friend(s).