When you’re having a bad day, nothing makes you feel better than a good song. I like happy ones, with a beat you can dance to. I’ve played around with the idea of doing a musical pick each week, but a bad day convinced me to start. I hope it helps you too. Here’s this week’s pick . . .
DAY BY DAY
I sing these words when I’m having a bad day. They help.
Day by day, oh, dear Lord, three things I pray
To see thee more clearly
Love thee more dearly
Follow thee more nearly, day by day.
Here’s the 1972 version. It reached #13 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Link: https://youtu.be/P3PjfBQjJT8
Day By Day is from Godspell, an Off-Broadway musical from May of 1971. The show is written as a series of parables from the New Testament Gospel of Matthew.
You can see it on Disney channel. It’s on Kristen Bell’s show, Encore. Godspell is season 1, episode 7. Kristen reunited a high school cast from 21 years ago. They had a week to put it back together again. I love seeing the cast then, and now.
Day By Day Source: Day by Day (Godspell song) - Wikipedia
Picture Source: Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27351257
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!