REMEMBERING GARRISON DOLES
 November 1951 - December 2013

  "Garrison Doles is one of the most talented songwriters I've ever worked with. He really knows how to put words and music together in a way that makes the story come alive. And he totally fills the role of performing songwriter. Great singer, guitar wizard and truly entertaining storyteller."

—Legendary Crosby, Stills and Nash producer Steve Gursky

Where Your Song Begins Again
A Blessing for Garrison Doles

Beloved,
I could not bear it
if this blessing ended
with the final beat
of your heart,

if it left
with the last breath
that bore you away
from here.

I could not stand
the silence,
the stillness
where all
had once been song,
had been story,
had been the cadenced liturgy
of your life.

So let it be
that this blessing
will abide
in the pulse
that moves us
from this moment
to the next.

Let it be
that you will breathe
in us here bereft
but beloved still.

Let it be
that you will make your home
in the chamber
of our heart

where your story
does not cease,
where your words
take flesh anew,
where your song
begins again.

Jan Richardson

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For Garrison's Christmas CD, visit
Songmaker's Christmas

 

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For Garrison's original
worship music, visit
The Song Chapel.