Somedays there’s nothing else but to listen to The Civil Wars sing From This Valley over and over.
This recording from a compilation project called Mercyland has great energy and seems to have been recorded while they were still having fun.

Oh the outcast dreams of acceptance
Just to find pure love’s embrace
Like an orphan longs for its mother
May you hold me in your grace
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Oh the caged bird dreams of a strong wind
That will flow beneath her wings
Like a voice longs for a melody
Oh Jesus, carry me

And because one rendition is never enough for me, here’s a live recording from July 2011 which I posted back in 2011, but features a little more vocal work in the third verse.

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