Music can soothe the soul.

As many of you know, dear friends, my life has taken a crazy plot twist and I’m now journeying through the grief of losing a child and all the dreams we had for who that tiny person would become. Reading and blogging are so helpful. But sometimes my brain just can’t focus long enough on a book or a post. So I turn to music.

I find songs that resonate with me and then play them on repeat over and over.

In August, I shared three songs that had been inspiring me. I’m still listening to those songs a lot. But I’ve expanded my list a bit and now I have a rotation of songs that I listen to over and over again.

These songs remind me to have hope, to trust, and to move forward toward the dreams that I have. Life isn’t going the way we planned, but it’s still life and we can (and will) make the most of the time we have.

Here are two songs that I’ve been playing on repeat:

1. From Now On by The Greatest Showman Cast

I saw the sun begin to dim
And felt that winter wind
Blow cold
A man learns who is there for him
When the glitter fades and the walls won’t hold
‘Cause from then, rubble
One remains
Can only be what’s true
If all was lost
Is more I gain
‘Cause it led me back
To you

From now on
These eyes will not be blinded by the lights
From now on
What’s waited till tomorrow starts tonight
Tonight
Let this promise in me start
Like an anthem in my heart
From now on
From now on

I drank champagne with kings and queens
The politicians praised my name
But those are someone else’s dreams
The pitfalls of the man I became
For years and years
I chased their cheers
The crazy speed of always needing more
But when I stop
And see you here
I remember who all this was for

And from now on
These eyes will not be blinded by the lights
From now on
What’s waited till tomorrow starts tonight
It starts tonight
And let this promise in me start
Like an anthem in my heart
From now on
From now on
From now on

And we will come back home
And we will come back home
Home, again!

And we will come back home
And we will come back home
Home, again!

And we will come back home
And we will come back home
Home, again!

From now on!

And we will come back home
And we will come back home
Home, again!

And we will come back home
And we will come back home
Home, again!

And we will come back home
And we will come back home (yes!)
Home, again!

And we will come back home
And we will come back home
Home, again!

From now on!

These eyes will not be blinded by the lights!

What’s waited till tomorrow starts tonight!
It starts tonight!
Let this promise in me start
Like an anthem in my heart
From now on!
From now on!
From now on!

And we will come back home
And we will come back home
Home again!

And we will come back home
And we will come back home
Home again!

And we will come back home
And we will come back home
Home again!

From now on
From now on
Home again! (Ooh ooh)

From now on
From now on
Home again!

 

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2. Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

Listen on Spotify
Stream on Apple Music
Listen on Google Play Music
Download on Amazon

 

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What songs have you been playing on repeat?

Songs to Play on Repeat When Life Gets Hard - on trishajennreads.com

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