Mudcat Café message #201083 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19622   Message #201083
Posted By: pastorpest
24-Mar-00 - 10:19 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Ed McCurdy has passed away (1919-2000)
Subject: RE: Ed McCurdy has passed away
Thank you for the moving and informative tribute! McCurdy, described his unique faith this way. "At some point I gave up Christianity --- which was a great step forward --- and took up Jesus, which is easy to do." These words are from a much longer quote in which McCurdy is explaining his famous song. His mind and heart never stopped growing and in recent years he changed the lyrics to make them inclusive. The second stanza was changed to read, "I dreamed I saw a mighty room/ filled with women and men,/ And the paper they were signing said/ They'd never fight again."

Here is a prayer he wrote and recited each night at bed time. "Holy Spirit of the universe, Creator of all things,/ May I be in harmony./ May I rid myself of hostility and resentment./ May I control my compulsions, and/ May I live in peace through love."

The whole article by Ed McCurdy is in The Nova Scotia Song Collection published by Sea-Cape Music Ltd.