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Songs, Hymns & Psalms by David Edwards

Original songs, hymns, and settings of psalms, for singing in worship and other spiritual settings and gatherings.

All songs on this page: © 1999, The Estate of David L. Edwards, all publishing rights reserved. Permission given congregations to play recording during worship or education programs, and to stream online.

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Come to the Water

This piece was inspired by Isaiah 55, in which God invites all who are thirsty to come to the water and drink, and to eat their fill, even if they have no money. It is a lovely and powerful expression of God's unconditional love.


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Peace I Leave With You

This hymn was written as a response to Jesus' words of peace to his disciples in John 14, which are put into the refrain. The verses speak of this peace in relation to our personal life journey, our relationships with one another, and the healing of our lives in community. The hymn can fit well just about anywhere in worship, including as a Communion / Eucharistic hymn.


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O Taste and See (Psalm 34)



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Prophets and Priests



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To You, O Lord



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Send Out Thy Light



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Here I Am



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My Master Went to Be Alone

This is a hymn for Lent that I wrote in the early 1980s. For a few years, I had been going to the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky for silent retreats. The monastery is famous because of Fr. Thomas Merton, who was a monk there until his untimely accidental death in 1968. These retreats formed the beginning of a deeper and more consistent spiritual life. At the abbey, there is a stone lentil, which then was above the doorway into the guest house. The guest house itself was the former entrance for novices, those entering monastic life. Merton writes about this lentil in his autobiographical Seven Storey Mountain, and the effect on him of the words engraved on it: "God Alone". During those years, I thought and reflected a great deal on what it means to live one's life centered on "God alone." The hymn arose out of those reflections.


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The Lord Has Delivered the People



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When You Do This, Remember Me