RELIGION
05/01/2014 09:24 am ET Updated May 01, 2014

Daily Meditation: By The Riverside

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a timeless gospel song "Down By The Riverside," sung by Pete Seeger, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. It is often used as an anti-war song and harkens to a peaceful, more communal way of living.

Down By The Riverside

Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Gonna lay down my sword and shield
Down by the riverside
Ain't gonna study war no more.

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