Spirit Found Us

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Spirit Found Us

Upon my first month spent as a work scholar at Esalen Institute in 2005, our gifted group leader David Schiffman was inspired to write and share this short poem with us. A few years later I put it to music and began sharing it in groups. I shared the song with David before he passed away and sang it at his memorial. Since that time this song has been traveling far and wide, a healing song of potent simplicity. ~Lisa

This song is versitile – hymn-like, march-like and easy to learn.

Composer & Copyright

Lyrics by David Schiffman, music by Lisa G. Littlebird.

Recording

Lyrics

In desperation we found freedom,
In freedom we found love,
In love we found devotion,
In devotion, spirit found us.

4 Comments
  • Joyce Reid
    Posted at 17:16h, 06 June Reply

    Hi Lisa
    Fabulous song which my acapella group has sung at worship. Spell binding.
    The group would like to record this song on a CD which will be used as a church fundraiser.
    Who do we contact to get permission and to pay royalties for recording this song?
    Your assistance would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

    • Lisa G.
      Lisa G.
      Posted at 19:48h, 15 June Reply

      Hello Joyce! I’m so glad you enjoy the song. I welcome you to record it and am grateful for you asking permission. I simply ask for a one-time $50 fee for royalties for recording or performing for profit. You can Paypal it to lisa@thebirdsings.com. I will love to hear a copy when it’s done! 🙂

  • Phillip Lund
    Posted at 19:56h, 28 March Reply

    Hi Lisa—
    Wonderful song! Is it okay if we project the lyrics during a worship service while we’re teaching it to the congregation?—Phil

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