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Cumbaya, an Illustrated Song

Posted on: January 4, 2017

I loved singing Cumbaya when I was a kid.  It was almost hypnotic, like a meditation and it always helped me to feel enlightened and more plugged into the world around me.  The song recognizes the thoughts, feelings and emotions of the people around us.  We need songs like this. Songs like this should be treasured and cared for.  It the song of someone in need calling to God (“Come by here!”) for help and comfort.  I hold this song in my heart and I hope you will, too.

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Cumbayah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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Informative wiki article, here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumbaya

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Here is a link to a page with guitar chords:
http://www.songdrops.com/classic-childrens-songs-lyrics-guitar-chords/kumbaya-guitar-chords-and-lyrics-to-the-old-classic-children%E2%80%99s-song.html

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS AND SPIRITUALS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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TOLERANCE, KINDNESS AND COMPASSION
Singable Picture Books Celebrating Tolerance and Compassion (another list inspired by Nikki)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/singable-picture-books-celebrating-tolerance-and-compassion-another-list-inspired-by-nikki/

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