Spirit Found Us

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

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.



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

  • 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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