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My office recently sent out a brief survey to staff consisting of one question and a request for three songs to add to the “Quarantine Playlist” that they’re putting together.

I want to share my responses with you!

How has listening to music enhanced your shelter-in-place experience?

Listening to music with soothing melodies and comforting lyrics helps me relax. Knowing that other people are listening to the same songs also makes me feel closer to them. It’s important to feel that connection especially during this time of social and physical distancing.

These three songs that I’ve added to the playlist may sound a bit melancholic, but I find reassurance in the following uplifting lyrics:

🎶 Sign of the Times by Harry Styles:

“Just stop your crying / it’ll be all right”

🎶 Orpheus by Sara Bareilles:

“I know you miss the world / the one you knew / the one where everything made sense… / if the bottom drops out / I hope my love was someone else’s solid ground / don’t stop trying to find me here amidst the chaos / though I know it’s blinding / there’s a way out”

Related post: New Sara Bareilles Music Brings Comfort ‘Amidst the Chaos’ (April 2019)

🎶 Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus by various artists. My favorite is Lauren Daigle’s version:

“O Soul are you weary and troubled? / No light in the darkness you see… / and the things of earth will grow strangely dim / in the light of His glory and grace”

Related post: Lauren Daigle Makes a Joyful Noise at the Warfield in San Francisco (February 2019)

I hope you enjoy these three songs, too! Be well and stay safe.

Tell me in the comments below: What are some songs that bring YOU comfort during challenging times like these?