Spirits Rising

Spirits Rising is a powerful prayer for healing by Lisa Levine, a nationally known cantor, composer, recording artist, author and worship artist. The wordless refrain connects this song to the Hasidic Jewish tradition of niggunim, wordless tunes that are sung to enliven the soul and body.

Many leaders begin by teaching the refrain through call and echo, first in unison and then in harmony. Once the refrain is confident, return to the beginning and invite the group to sing the verses through call and echo.

The piece is useful for gathering groups, for services of healing prayer, and in interfaith contexts. 

"Spirits rising,
like the sun;
love within us,
Holy One.
Spirits rising,
like the wind;
winds of healing,
winds of change.

Na, na, na na..".

Additional verses can be found in the printed score.

Sheet music can be found in Music By HeartA lead sheet of an earlier version of the song is also available for purchase.

Cantor Levine taught the song at one of the very first MMC workshops in New York City:

Here is another version of the song from her album Reaching For Peace:

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