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Voicing/Instrumentation: 2 part choir, Young Men Voices, Young Women Voices, Youth Choir Mixed Or Unison


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Related song categories are:
Peace
Testimony
Choir with Soloist or Optional Soloist
Simplified Arrangement/Easy Play

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More about Debbie Wood:
How I love my mother, Brenda; my very first teacher in life. When I was eight, I had a desire to learn to play the piano and she began teaching me about the different notes. Then in Jr. High, my music teacher, Marvin Hill, understood the power of chords, and in one month, changed my life. Over the years, I've written different songs, both upon request, and to express the emotion I was feeling at the time. Each of these songs has a story of how it was written. (Which can also be found at www.power-plus-learning.com/debbs-music/) Each of these songs I dedicate to our loving Father in Heaven and Savior, Jesus Christ. I know They live. I know They love us perfectly and give us gifts and talents to share with others and make this world a better place. How grateful I am to Them for all I've been blessed with.
Song background:

In September of 1998, Oprah Winfrey had a guest on one of her shows that was struggling to find inner peace. The guest made the comment that with so many voices in her head (her parents, her family, herself, her friends, the world in general), she wasn't sure which voice to follow.  Oprah said something like, "Those are the voices of the world. You need to be still and listen to that voice inside you; the voice that gives you peace." 

When Oprah spoke about the voices of the world and being still, I knew another song was about to come to me.  After the show, I went to the piano and began plunking out different chords and melodies.  It wasn't long before "Be Still" was completed.

(Sorry for this midi .mp3 - it makes it seem like this song has no feeling, pauses or slowing of any kind. I hope to do a better recording, but for now this will give you an idea of how it sounds.)

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Lyrics: When the voices of the world come crashing through your mind (be still);
And it's pain and hurt you feel from someone who's unkind (be still);
And the world continues to be rushed and have no time (be still);
Then you must slow down, my child, to know that you are mine (be still).

CHORUS: Be still! (be still) Be still! (be still)
Just hold onto the rod.
Be still! (be still) So still! (oh, so still)
And know that I am God.

Voices everywhere, confusion in the air, be still! (be still);
When it's love that heals but it's pain you feel, be still! (be still);
When you really want to know with all your heart God's real (He's real);
Then to you, my busy friend, I say, "Be still!" (be still).

CHORUS: Be still! (be still) Be still! (be still)
Just hold onto the rod.
Be still! (be still) So still! (oh, so still)
And know that I am God.
Just know that I am God!

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