Thank You For This Day, Spirit (Rhythmic, Loose)
Artist: from the Native American Church Movement
Lyrics: "Thank you for this day, Spirit, this healing day." Full lyrics can be found here.
Notes: I learned this at a tempo somewhere between the above rhythmic/loose recordings; rhythmic enough that it can be sung in a group, but with all the stretching of notes you want. When I first heard this I thought it was tacky, but then I found myself singing it all week, and it popped into my head whenever I felt gratitude—often before I consciously realized I was grateful, I would be singing this. Now it's one of my favorites.
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