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Lisa Redfern: “Prayer (All Before Me Peaceful)”

Your Inspirational Song of the Week

May 14 - May 20, 2019

Prayer (All Before Me Peaceful)


A Living Prayer

Performed by Lisa Redfern
Music and Lyrics by Josh Bogin

Listen to the Music!

Our song this week is Lisa Redfern’s gentle folk rendition of Josh Bogin’s Prayer (All Before Me Peaceful). The chorus is based on a Navajo Indian proverb: “All before me peaceful, all behind me peaceful, under me peaceful, over me peaceful, all around me peaceful.” It serves as a perfect meditative prayer with which to start your day, as the flowing acoustic guitar accompaniment washes over you while the sun rises. This song is from Lisa’ album A Living Prayer, which is a collection of loved hymns from her childhood and other inspirational songs she’s sung as solos over the years in churches of various denominations. Some are from the Christian Science Hymnal and some of the songs were sung in services for the Unity church or the Unitarian church or the Center for Spiritual healing.

About the Artist

Lisa Redfern is an award-winning singer-songwriter with 11 solo recordings. Her clear, bell-like voice has often been compared to Judy Collins and Joan Baez. But she is a versatile vocalist who blends her roots in folk, bluegrass and country with blues and jazz to create something unmistakably her own.

Lisa has opened for many notables, including The Roches, Livingston Taylor, Cindy Kallet, Dave Mallett, and she shared the stage (and several duets) with Pete Seeger. Her recordings have garnered positive critical reviews and extensive radio play, and she has added her voice to the soundtracks of dozens of other artists. Her awards include Best Song (West Coast Songwriters Contest), Finalist (Great American Song Contest & USA Songwriting Competition), as well as a NAPPA Gold and a Parents’ Choice Silver for her lullaby CD, “Sing Me Goodnight.”

Find Out More About The Artist and the Music!


The Artist


The Album

The Song

The Lyrics

"Wow, I haven’t heard a voice like yours in 30 years, you sound like one of the original women of folk." —Livingston Taylor

"Your CD is exquisite. I’m so glad to know you are continuing to bless others with your voice." —Jennifer Johnston, Brookline, Massachusetts

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4 thoughts on “Lisa Redfern: “Prayer (All Before Me Peaceful)”

  1. This should be played each morning, forever.

    1. Peter, we so agree. So buy it and do it!

  2. Lisa Redfern is one of my favorite singers. She has an amazing instrument of voice, (and guitar,) and a brilliantly nuanced style. Her harmonies and delightful. That being said, the joy, purity, and intellect expressed in her work never fails to inspire me. I have her other album, “Once in a While,” and enjoy that as well.

    Lisa is truly engaging and a joy to listen to.

    1. Thanks so much for writing in. We so agree with you!

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