All is Well

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

All is Well

This song came from a desire to sing words I wish to hear and feel more often. It is offered for our collective remembering that we may rest inside the deep solace of life’s ultimate safety and wellness, even in challenge, even in death.

Composer & Copyright

Original song by Lisa G. Littlebird with beautiful guitar arrangement by Zan Moore.


Recording by Lisa G. Littlebird with Zan Moore on guitar.


Chorus: All is well (x4)

All is so well, our bones are made from ancient stars
All is so well, the sky sings how small we are
All is so well, the wheel keeps turning
All is so well, this dream’s for learning


All is so well, the ocean holds her silent deep
All is so well, her living water secrets keep
All is so well, the earth draws us sweetly down
All is so well, she holds you now


From the spring grows the root of a blossom blooming
From the fallen flower comes a vital fruiting
From the eating comes a body growing
From the death of the body is born a knowing


All is so well, a kindness can restore a will
All is so well, our tears become the soil we till
All is so well, we garden here so many lives
All is so well, help arrives


Teaching Notes

In this arrangement, a soloist sings all the verses and the choir sings the chorus and bridge. The chorus melody is simple enough to sing with almost no teaching time so an audience can be immediately invited in. The two harmonies in the chorus of this arrangement are both relatively high so I placed them both in the soprano. They are somewhat unusual in tonality and take a little teaching time. The bridge is sung by everyone in unison but it is wordy and fast!


Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)

  • Kelly Townsend

    “All is so well, help arrives”. This seed planted at Esalen 2019 is fruiting for me in this dreary and challenging month. Thank you for this beeaaauuutiful song Lisa. Namaste. ‘Help arrives’ in the form of this song. I am finding the chords and singing with you! Love, Kelly (on rainy Vancouver Island)

  • Bree

    Your work is so inspiring and beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing these songs, these sounds. Is there any way to just get the guitar track without any vocal?

    Thank you once again for your heartful sharing. You make the world a more gorgeous place to hear.

  • Gwendolyn Kilfoyle

    I am so glad to see that you have added this song to your website. Your performance of this song at Singing on the Edge was a total highlight…of my life! Truly beautiful and deeply needed and felt. Thank you, Lisa!

  • You are a gift, a blessing to this community my friend. I am in alignment with your vision and I appreciate how you create a safe singing community of all levels and ages . I also bow to the positive force of focusing on what is right rather than all the negative commentary.
    Thank you for helping me find my voice , and for our nurturing friendship . Namaste ‘ Gina

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