The Trail

by Keith Sanford

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A song of comfort for difficult times. New words to a familiar hymn with a modern, progressive interpretation of the 23rd psalm.


My feet they tamp the earth and stones that lay upon this trail
And in wide meadows there I find a hope that will not fail
I feel a touch upon my hand that pulls me to proceed
To see the splendor, oh, so vast, there’s nothing more I need

To mountain streams, this trail does lead, with water splashing clear
And there I rest upon the rocks and feel the goodness here
I feel a touch upon my hand that pulls me to engage
To seek the mysteries of the world, long pondered age to age

At times this trail may lead me down to valleys dark and low
Where shades of death may chill the skin and nothing there will grow
But then that touch upon my hand it causes me to rise
And still I hope for goodness here, as stars light up dark skies


released April 11, 2020
Words and music by Keith Sanford. Performance includes Keith Sanford on drums, percussion, keyboard synthesizers, and vocals.

Tune: Resignation, an anonymous melody found in Freeman Lewis's Beauties of Harmony, 1828


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Keith Sanford Waco, Texas

Keith Sanford, Ph.D., creator of Forward Faith is a blog of music and ideas for a progressive faith.

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