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Lilt: “God Is My Soul”

Dr. Diamond has composed a large number of special therapeutic songs which he calls lilts. Like his original artwork and photography, his lilts are created with the specific intention of raising the Life Energy of the performer and his audience.

Oh, God is my soul,
My soul is my God,
My heart I lay open
To all creatures as love.

– John Diamond, M.D.


Sung by Susan Diamond

Click here for sheet music

Commentary: Although most of Dr. Diamond’s lilts consist of musical settings of pre-existent poems, sometimes he reverses the role and sets words to pre-existent melodies. Here the music is based on the Faith motif from Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal, the power of which reinforces the message of the inspirational text.

(More lilts here)


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