Remembering Pete Seeger- We Shall Overcome

America’s iconic folk singer and political activist went to ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone’.   His songs will live on in the hearts of folk song lovers and present day activists as they resonate the story of America.   Read about him and watch the videos of songs and events to remember him by:

http://theweek.com/article/index/255630/8-songs-to-remember-pete-seeger-by

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I have a Christian blogsite-'God's Enduring Love' at https://heulu.wordpress.com with 'Words of Encouragement from the Bible and Liz's Journal'. Also, an art blogsite-'Art with Aloha' at http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com 'A Journal About Art and Life. I use acrylic and oil paints, graphite pencils and pen and ink.

Posted on January 30, 2014, in America and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. It is perfectly legitimate to recognize the spirit of man, knowing full well, that the God of heaven has given such talent.

    This troubadour brought much solace; one can only hope against hope that his abode is a good one.

    Shall not the judge of all the earth do right? Yep, he knows.

    • I appreciate your comments, John! I used to play and sing some of his songs on my old folk guitar with my students in school. In all of them the words and music convey his deep feelings and strong sense of injustices on social and political issues- war and prejudice, etc. And he popularized old American ballads as well that many youth today are not familiar with as in the foregone generations. So sad.

      • This led to a discussion about the Byrds, and their making popular ‘to every thing turn turn.’ Two men and I were speaking of this, and they heard for the first time that the inspiration was the Word of God, Eccles. ‘a time to be born, a time to die,’ etc

        and it’s always a good thing when scripture is used to glorify God.

      • Pete Seeger’s heart cry was for peace, peace on earth. He sang from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 When Jesus was born the angels announced that His coming pointed to a time when there would be peace. They said “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14) And Isaiah spoke of Jesus as the ‘Prince of Peace’ in a kingdom that is yet coming. (Isaiah 9:6-7) \o/

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