“Borrowed Angels” Perfect Music for a Child’s Funeral

If you search for music for a child’s funeral on the Internet, you may have seen huge support for Kristin Chenoweth’s song, “Borrowed Angels.” Perhaps the lyrics in the chorus say it all:

There must be Borrowed Angels, here in this life
They come along, into this world, and make this world bright
But they can’t stay forever
Cause they’re heaven sent
And sometimes, heaven needs them back again.

Chenowith is most well-known for her television and film roles, which include Glinda in Broadway’s Wicked, her role as Annabeth Schott in the television show, The West Wing, and for her role as Olive Snook in the ABC dramedy, Pushing Daisies. Chenowith won the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for the latter role.

But, Chenowith also is a classically trained coloratura soprano with a four-octave vocal range.

Chenowith recently wrote a memoir about her life entitled, A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages, which recounts her life as an adopted child, her role in Wicked and her time in Hollywood. She speaks publicly about her faith and describes herself as a “non-judgmental, liberal Christian.” She was raised as a Southern Baptist, but now claims she is non-denominational. Chenoweth was awarded an honorary doctorate in Performing Arts from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts on May 30, 2009, where she was the commencement speaker.

The song, “Borrowed Angels,” is available on the Internet as a free MP3 download ($.99 at Amazon.com), and the lyrics are widely available on the Web.

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