Songs With Stories-logo

Songs With Stories

Music Podcasts >

Simple songs and stories to heal, help, and hope for something better.

Simple songs and stories to heal, help, and hope for something better.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Simple songs and stories to heal, help, and hope for something better.

Language:

English


Episodes

10 | Gethsemane

4/19/2019
More
The music starts at 12:54. In honor of Holy Week and Easter, the song "Gethsemane" by Melanie Hoffman is featured. The song talks about the powerful reason why Jesus did what he did. A brief history of Jesus' life during Holy Week is discussed with the beautiful message of how Passover, Good Friday, and Easter are about deliverance from slavery, sin, and death. Happy Easter and Chag Sameach

Duration:00:15:58

SWS 9 | A Place in the Choir

4/9/2019
More
The music starts at 8:55 Bill Staines' darling folk song, sometimes referred to as a children's song, shares a message of inclusion regardless of differences. All the animals belong in the animal choir, just like all of us belong in our human symphony. Sometimes there are disagreements and dissonance, but the song is a message of belonging and harmony.

Duration:00:11:57

8 | Valentine: Love from 'Robin Hood'

2/14/2019
More
The music starts at 8:57. When life is done, love is not. This song is from one of Summer's favorite childhood movies. She also discusses troubadours and their simple style of singing-storytelling, and the thoughtful lyrics of this song. Happy Valentine's Day!

Duration:00:11:53

5 | Stand By Me

2/1/2019
More
The music starts at 4:35 Ben E. King's classic shared on ukelele. Inspirational and based on Psalm 46 and a spiritual titled, "Lord, Stand By Me," Ben E. King and two others penned this classic. Whether a human, an angel, or a loyal pet, there is comfort knowing someone stands by you. To leave a comment, go to songswithstories.com.

Duration:00:08:05

6 | Be Still My Soul

2/1/2019
More
The music starts at 6:35 Old Hymns are healing. Kathrina Von Schlegel wrote the original poem (Stille, mein Wille, dein Jesus hilft siegen) and Jean Sibelius the melody (Finlandia). Classic for it's lasting appeal, the message of this song is to look to the Lord for peace in our ever chaotic world. Know that the Lord is on your side. To leave a comment, go to songswithstories.com.

Duration:00:10:25

7 | Catch a Falling Star

2/1/2019
More
The music starts at 9:05. Perry Como made it famous in 1957. Shooting stars are historically symbolic of good luck and happy, hopeful wishes coming true. Summer discusses the symbolism and some superstitions that go along with shooting stars, as well as shares some family memories related to it. To leave a comment, go to songswithstories.com

Duration:00:11:02

4 | Jesus Said "As I Have Loved You."

1/22/2019
More
The music starts at 8:10. Medley of "Jesus Said Love Everyone" and "As I Have Loved you." Arranged by Summer Hill for a Young Women's meeting in January 2019 "Love is the very essence of the gospel, the noblest attribute of the human soul. Love is the remedy for ailing families, ill communities, and sick nations." —Thomas S. Monson To leave a comment, go to songswithstories.com.

Duration:00:11:16

3 | I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

12/12/2018
More
The music starts at 7:55. Longfellow was no stranger to grief. His wife died in a house fire in 1860 and his oldest son had a nearly paralyzing gunshot wound as a union soldier during the American Civil War. Christmas Day 1863 found Longfellow hearing the bells chime out Christmas carols and trying to reconcile their cheerful sounds with the sad, harsh world of the Civil War surrounding him. Canons firing and carols playing didn't seem to match. This is where the story of this song...

Duration:00:10:10

2 | Both Sides Now

12/6/2018
More
The music starts at 4:55. Joni Mitchell's classic of Both Sides Now is powerful and Immortal, knowing the there are many sides to all things. To leave a comment, go to songswithstories.com

Duration:00:08:57

1 | Three Little Birds

11/30/2018
More
The music starts at 7:04. Summer discusses why "Three Little Birds" was her first song to be featured on Songs with Stories, telling about a patient who inspired her to the song and the baritone ukulele. To leave a comment, go to songswithstories.com.

Duration:00:09:00