Thursday, February 21, 2013

Labor and Delivery Playlist

Music is my language. While preparing for my labor and delivery, I decided to compile a list of songs into a playlist to help me 1) relax, 2) stay focused on Jesus, and 3) calm my fears. I listened to these songs for several weeks leading up to my labor and was encouraged every time I opened my heart to the lyrics. I definitely recommend having songs on hand during the birthing process. Though I only labored for a little over two hours at home before rushing to the hospital (read the crazy story here!), I was able to listen to a few of these songs on my playlist before we left. When a contraction hit and my response was to tense up and fear the pain, these songs helped keep me calm and steady. Hearing truths in the lyrics of these songs (i.e. be still and know that He is God....faithful God, every need You've met....my Father comforts me....He walks with me where angels fear to tread...) brought comfort to me and reminded my heart that I am His child and I am in His hands.

Below is my playlist. It's a combination of fast and slow songs. Some instrumentals. Most all of these can be found on iTunes.

  • Amazing Grace (instrumental) - Josh Wilson 
  • Be Still and Know - Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Beautiful Baby: Pachelbel's Cannon w/piano and strings - Music for Labor and Delivery
  • Beulah Land - my grandfather (www.lisembys.com)
  • Bless Us and Keep Us - John Waller
  • Blessed Assurance - Eden Symphony Orchestra
  • The Blood of Jesus (live) - the Collingsworth family
  • Bring the Rain - Mercy Me
  • Dreams - Eric and Leslie Ludy
  • Edelweiss - Sound of Music soundtrack
  • Faithful God - Laura Story
  • Fear Not Tomorrow - the Collingsworth family
  • Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - Matt Redman
  • Find You on My Knees - Kari Jobe
  • God Walks the Dark Hills - Vestal Goodman
  • Grip of Grace - the Perrys
  • He's Always Been Faithful - Sara Groves
  • Here - Kari Jobe
  • His Burden's Light - Austin's Bridge
  • His Grace is Sufficient - Mike Bowling Group
  • Hurt and the Healer - Mercy Me
  • Hundred More Years - Francesca Battistelli
  • I Can Trust Jesus - the Collingsworth family
  • I Look to You - Selah
  • I Need You More Today - Jeff & Sheri Easter
  • I Place My Trust in Him - Reggie Lisemby (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/he-guards-my-way-audio/id446655886?i=95189020&mt=2)
  • In the Calm - Jennifer Deibler
  • The Lord is My Shepherd - Keith Green
  • Nearer My God to Thee - (www.lisembys.com)
  • O Lord, Our Strength and Confidence - Ingrid DuMosch
  • One Desire - Kari Jobe
  • Only Trust Him - Eden Symphony Orchestra
  • Perfect Peace - Laura Story
  • The Potter Knows the Clay - the Perrys
  • Rise - Kari Jobe
  • Steady My Heart - Kari Jobe
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer - Anne Walsh
  • Take My Life - Kari Jobe
  • Tell the Mountain - the Collingsworth family
  • Thou Oh Lord (Psalm 3)
  • The Well - Casting Crowns
  • Where Angels Fear to Tread - the Worship Crew
  • Where Joy and Sorrow Meet - Avalon
  • While I'm Waiting - John Waller
  • Yearn - Shane & Shane
  • Your Grace Still Amazes Me - Phillips, Craig, & Dean

Do you have songs that still your heart and calm your fears? Feel free to share!

3 comments:

Libby said...

These are some great songs!!! I enjoy istening to anything by Keith and Kristyn Getty, Point of Grace or Chris Tomlin. Another great song that I recently have been listening to a lot is "All Things Work Together" by Twila Paris.

Blessings,
Libby

Kerri said...

These are some good suggestions! I have "Whom Shall I Fear" by Chris Tomlin and "One Thing Remains" by Kristian Stanfill on mine.

The Faith-full Farm Wife said...

I knew from the beginning that I would want Kari Jobe all over my playlist. It's good to know that I am not alone on that! :)

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