For Eunice and the boys. In Memorium:
A truly brilliant lyricist and songwriter, the type which comes along every fifty years, I adore so many Bacharach David compositions, these two gentlemen shall be remembered by music lovers for ever.
Eunice, we were saddened to learn of Hal's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To the Hal David Family - With Sympathy and Prayers. Mr. Hal David's brilliant lyrics/music bring hope to the world. God Bless Mr. Hal David.
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in paradise. John 17:3
I personally enjoyed the music of his that I knew. But I would like to express to the family these words. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness comfort your hearts and make you firm in every good deed and word.
What a mensch! Miss ya, Hal.--BR.
Thank you for the wonderful lyrics you have left behind for so many of us to enjoy. I am sure many generations will enjoy your words for years to come. Today I will "Say A Little Prayer" for you Mr. David.
I often sing the songs written by Hal David when I want to feel hopeful. They are filled with beautiful sentiments and important lessons, it is what the world needs more of....Thank you for your gift.
To the David family:
My deepest sympathies for the loss of Hal. His musical heart and mind have brought some beauty to our lives. May God's Word bring comfort to your family during this difficult time. (Isa. 41:10,13)
Such a talent! My condolences to the David family. Pray that your family can have comfort during this difficult time (2 Corithians 1:3,4)
You were a lyrical genius whose catalog of music will live on forever!
Such a talented man. He will be missed and all those songs. I hope you find comfort in knowing that the creator will restore paradise. Their will be a new Heaven & earth and no more death! Isaiah 65:17&Isaiah25:8. Their you will have the prospect of seeing him again.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
During these difficult times of grief may you allow God to comfort your family and please throw all your anxieties upon him because he truly cares for you. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
Sympathy & kindest regards to the David family, fans & friends wherever they may be. God bless 1 & all. Take care
R.I.P... your music will forever be heard... To your Family and Friends Thanks for sharing HAL with us...
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE DAVID FAMILY,FRIEND,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. DAVID.
Mr. David's music will live on for us to enjoy forever. He wrote some beautiful songs during his lifetime and we are so greatful for him sharing them with us. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Mr. David you were a true genius of a man. You made gave us beautiful music and moments in time. Thank you and rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your legacy of music will live on, your Homegoing will indeed be blessed with your music.
God rest his soul. His lyrics brought a lot of happiness to a lot of people. He used to go hear my father, Chico, play the piano whenever he was in Palm Springs. My dad said he was a very nice man who always made a point to go over and talk with him. Of course, my dad would play his songs. Our condolences to his family.
Music is one of the many wonders of the world and very soon Mr. David will wake up from his deep sleep when his m=name is called and make beautiful music again. (John.11:43,44)
Betty Armour, Chicago, IL.
Much of the music Mr. David wrote is timeless and are classics that future generations will enjoy. Such a talanted man. I hope his personal life was as successful and his professional one. What a legacy he leaves us.
Though I have several favorites of their wonderful music, my very favorite Burt Bacharach/Hal David collaboration will always be "The Look of Love", in particular, singers Marilyn Scott's, Will Downing's and Diana Krall's rendition of this song. Rest in peace, Hal David and condolences to his family.
I am sorry to hear of the loss of Mr Hal. Please accept my condolences for your loss. During times of grief, please allow God to comfort your family for he truly understands what you are going through. Ps. 72:12-14
Mr. David, your music lives on forever and has brought me great happiness. RIP.
May you find comfort in the Hearer of prayer at this time. Psalm 65:2
To the family; my heart goes out to you although it has been many years since I have sat down with the family to eat. I remember back in my high school days when I was friends with Craig in Roslyn. I have over the years referenced Hal's everlasting talent to put the right words in the right spot, which you can see I cannot. I hope that his memory lasts forever in your hearts as well as the millions he touched with his song.
Friends and family of Hal David, please find comfort in God's inspired word the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16). With sincere condolences.
My Deepest sympathy to the Hal David family.
Thank you Hal David for your tremendous talent as a lyricist. You touched many hearts and souls with your words. RIP May you collaborate with the angels above. Forever you will live on with you words. Peace
To the David Family:
I just want to say "music endears the heart", and while Mr. David will be missed his music will continue to live, love and bring happiness forever.
Rip HAL YOUR MUSIC WILL BE HERD FOR EVER HERE ON EARTH AND U CAN DELIGHT JESUS AND HEAVEN WILL REJOYISE. GOD BLESS U AND ALL YOUR FAMiley and friends. Your fan
So thankful for the beautiful musical gift Mr. David gave us. Pure love from his heart. So glad I was honored to enjoy his music in my lifetime. Sincere sympathy to his family.
Mr. David, Thank-you for the beautiful INFAMOUS words of music. R.I.P
he was by far one of the greatest Lyricist in the World. He will be missed.Heavens gains is Earths lost. go in peace my friend.
It's days such as Labor Day we enjoy Mr. David's work the most. I plan on doing just that. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
To Hal's son-forgot your name (who I dated at Dorado Beach Hotel back in the 1980's) my condolences. Pam from Scarsdale/Delray Beach.
I think Barry Manilow's words sum up Hal David best: He wrote the songs that made the whole world sing of love & special things. His immortality is proven in that his words live inside so many of us. I was in awe to find myself standing at his side after a Paint Your Wagon performance at the Geffen a few years ago. I knew I was in the presence of a genius. My sympathy to his family at the loss of this great man, a true Hero.
I think this may have been inspired by Mr. David's song "What the World Needs Now". I hope it will bring you comfort. His love will live on always.
Think about love. Think about the kindness of love, the comfort of love, the acceptance and warmth of love, the simplicity and generosity and forgiveness of love. Think about the gentleness of love, the patience of love, the compassion of love. Think about the refuge and relief of love. Think about love.---
That, I believe, is God. Love itself, perfect, eternal and infinite, flowing among all of us, shared as our birthright, our love uniting us and living on within God. There is nothing to fear. It's love itself that is the God we seek, here within all of us and living on forever. Love has always been here.---
The rest, I believe, is nature. Our bodies and our minds, the self we identify as soul, heredity and upbringing, all part of nature. There is no evil, only nature, a broad scape from marvels of beauty to tragic aberrations, all nature, all fleeting. All of nature shares the same preoccupations at its own level...we seek food, continuation of our species, pleasure, safety, status and territory. Those are the things of nature and the joys they give us are the gifts of nature.---
But our greatest days are made of love, in hours of unbearable loss, it's love that comforts us. We thrive on it, we long for it. With love, we do what we would have thought impossible, through love we make the miracles that others are praying for. It's through our own love that God comes into the world.---
Our prayers have already been answered. We have been given love, it is already here for us. Hunger and sickness, sadness and loneliness, fear and cruelty...what we can't overcome with love, we can comfort with love so that none suffer alone and abandoned.---
This, I believe, is our purpose. To free our love from the fearful cautions of nature, to let love dissolve the divisions that separate us, to look for love in every other being and find God. With love, we live as in heaven.---
Think about love often, nurture love within yourself, give over some time of your days to meditate on love, to pray that we will have more love. Think about love and pray that one day we will all have the love we need for all the world.---
This is not a religion and there is no need for money, preachers, books, or buildings. The truth is in love itself and the only outward sign of love is love. This is for you, offered in hope that it will help. The person who wrote this is an ordinary person of unexceptional virtue who will say nothing further.---
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Growing up as a teenager in the 1960s Hal David's lyrics inspired me to try my hand at lyric writing. Although I never had a hit, it gave me much pleasure. When I had my first love I would hum some of their hits. Hal's passing is truly a loss to all music lovers.
Many,Many Thanks, Hal David. How many times have we all sang those words to so many of your songs. "Raindrops keep fallin' on my head...".(My favorite)You will be missed here, but,you've given "heavenly" lyrics to sing for all the ages. Rest In Peace.
May peace be granted to this family.
To our beloved Eunice and family. Our whole family mourns the loss of our very dear friend Hal David. He was an outstanding human being who was loved and respected by all who knew him.
May Hal fond memories stay with you for a life time. May the God of comfort and peace be with his family.
The Koppelman's are full of love for this beautiful man..RIP
May deepest sympathy to the David family. May Hal's loving memories, and the comfort of God's word give you hope at this most difficult time.Psalms 55:22.
Jem D. Florida
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
To the the family of Hal David - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
To the family of Mr. Hal David:
Praying that God will give you peace, comfort and strength during your time of grief and sorrow.
So sorry for your loss!
S. of Alabama
To the David family: I enjoyed listening to his many tunes during my life. I will miss him. May peace be with you all.
The photo won't be recognizable. Perhaps even the name will be unknown, but play any of hundreds of songs and you'll go “oh, yeah I know that. Hal David was the lyricist member of the Bacharach-David powerhouse of song writing during the ‘
70s and ‘80s. A stated tribute that he wrote simple and heartfelt lyrics is hardly noble enough. A writer by trade _ and a journalist by education _ David had a knack for encapsulating love, earnestness and a wry sense of humor into a melody that was just a few minutes long. The news of his passing at 91 years old, shall be brief or nonexistent in the press... After all it was just music. It took some thinking as to which song I would showcase from his massive song book which has been covered by everyone from Elton John to Barbara Streisand. Hal, I say a little prayer for you. You continue to make my ears very happy. Thank-you.
THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT LYRICS AND MUSIC YOU CREATED WITH FRIENDS, ETC... will miss your TALENT and so sorry for your loved ones, family, etc. and the fans...May God with all of them and may you be at peace...and ....
just a fan
Please accept our deepeset sympathies.
Hal, your words and Burt's musical notes got me through many hard times, loss of love, wondering what the world needed, and what's it all about. You are in my heart for as long as it beats. My spirit soars with your lyrics. Rest in Peace and Love because that's all you need.
Thank you so much for all of your most beautiful songs that you have given to us and full of love and hope....
To Hal David, R.I.P. Your song will remind in infamy. Your music taught everyone about life. You will be sorely missed!
My deepest sympathy to Mr David's family. May God grant you strength and peace during this difficult time. I shall sing in his honor each time I perform the beautiful ballad he wrote for us (The 5th Dimension,) "One Less Bell."
As a toddler of the 1960's AND child of the 1970's-I grew up with those MAGICAL lyrics of yours.
My recent FAVORITE past time? When your song WHAT'S NEW.P.C. is on the radio-I sarenade it to my cat Mickey.
I wish to extend sincere condolences to the family of Hal David. He will be missed by all.
Music is just one of the things which joins people together. It makes the world a better place. This is truly a blessing to have the ability to pound out lyric after lyric. Everylasting Life is extended to all those who will be residents in the "Paradise", God's Kingdom and there they will have a new song and peace will abound and harmony will be universal. Here death has no hold.
Our sentiments of condolences
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Hal David wrote the most wonderful music but he was also a very kind man. He picked up my roommate and I when we were hitchhiking in NY and gave us stern but compassionate lecture about hitchhinking... it changed my way of thinking and I was very grateful. Thanks and rest in peace Hal.
Deepest sympathy to the family.
In addition to being grateful for his wonderful lyrics, I'd like to add a personal note of thanks. Hal David, in his charitable work, was a great inspiration to my late mother at a key turning point in her life c. 1971. My mother was just one of a large group of people he met with, but there was something about Hal David's participation in a kind, modest, and quiet way that made all the difference to my mother. He set a fine example. I met him once, briefly, but I never actually had a chance to thank him.
The music of Bachharach & David will live forever - their legacy to all generations. Thank you Hal David. Prayers to his family & friends.
Thank you Mr. Hal David for some of the most memorable songs in the history of music. Many of them just bring back such good times in my life. Thank you, sir, for the priviledge of having been able to have heard them. My condolences to your family, your friends, your fans upon the loss of your being with us now. Your songs will live forever and ever. May you RIP, Mr. Hal David, and may the angels be "blowing their horns" as you enter the gates of heaven. Thank you, sir!!!
You have no idea to what extent how much your beautiful lyrics have comforted, inspired and so, so much pure pleasure gained from initial release and forever. I don't think a day goes by when I don't have my fix of bacharach/David. Amazing, beautiful songs and what the world needs now and will always need is your amazing talent. You are a legend Mr David, there will never be anybody that can come close to you. God bless you and thank you for your beautiful songs. Sleep well maestro! xxx
Thank You for the greatest lyrics of my generation! To this day, those songs continue to flit through my memory, reminding me of great times.
Thank You for All of Your Music. God Bless You, Sweet Soul.
Hal,Your loving music will live on forever! R.I.P
Thank you the music! To your family and friends I send my deepest sympathy.
I Say A Little Prayer For You~
Anyone who had a heart will cherish your music and your memory. We will always long to be Close To You. We thank you for your musical legacy. Rest well Mr.David. My thoughts and prayers are with the family
So many great songs that I remember, especially those sung by Dionne Warwick throughout the 60s. We have lost one of the legends in music.
In Memory of Hal Davis
“Anyone Who Has A Heart” will long remember the great Lyricist and winner of many magnificent awards in his career will remember this illustrious man for his work and dedication to perfection! The ART of presenting music to the world was ingenious. Lyricist of hits such as “ Walk on By, Raindrops keep Falling On My Head, Close To YOU, Do You know The Way to San Jose, That's What Friends Are For, I Say A Little Prayer For YOU”, are just a few of the best song lyrics we shall long remember about Hal Davis…
To Hal's Family, Relatives, Friends and Fans, our deepest condolences!
May HIS soul and all the soul's of the dearly departed, may they rest in PEACE, and may Perpetual Light shine upon them?
The Robert DeRose Family
East Rockaway, LI., New York
Your songs are legendary. RIP Mr. David an I am praying for your family in their time of grief.
I remember Hal as a generous Anglophile and true gentleman, when he and his son, Jim were my bosses, in 1980s LA.
Thank you for the music.
Sad that you are silenced but the songs remain forever
R.I.P Mr. David and Condolences to your Family.
RIP Mr. David, you had a talent that will never be imitated or seen again. Thanks for all the wonderful lyrics and music.
Hal David was a legend whose legacy lives on throught his songs. I loved all the Burt Bacharach songs and still have a piano book of theirs when I first learned to play. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Memories of working with you at ASCAP! You we're THE BOSS
Inspiration lyricist for generations to come
A true legend
What a talented man...his songs will be remembered always. On to join the musical legends in Heaven. Thoughts & prayers to Mr. David's family members. May he rest in peaceful song!
You are an inspiration to musicians everywhere. Rest in peace.
I'll say a little prayer for you.
I really enjoy all those beautiful songs sung by Dionne Warwick and her duet with Stevie Wonder from songs that were written by Hal David. He was certainly talented. My condolences to his family and friends. There's comfort in prayer. Psalms 61:1
Mr. David was a wonderful songwriter. Many of his lyrics were written before I was born and the amazing thing is that those lyrics still hold up in this day and time. His lyrics have touched me deeply and that is so powerful...even though he never knew I ever existed...he always knew how I felt.
Hal has the best ideas for songs I will miss you Sir !
R.I.P. Condolences too your family may all there memories help them at this time of sorrow... Thanks for the beautiful Songs, (you are awesome)...The Best Ever song writer, forever your music carries on... Thanks Again!!
I still have the record albums of BJ Thomas that you wrote so many of his wondeful songs he sang. Thank you for your music and may you Rest In Peace. Prayers are going out to your family
Thank you for sharing your talent. Godspeed Hal.
I Love the Music. Thank you!!!
One hell of a guy.
What a talent! What heart! He will be missed!
To Hal's Family,
"May God bless you and keep you. May God make his face shine toward you...May he assign peace (of mind) to you" (Numbers 6:24-26)
Thinking of you in prayer.
I was really good friends in college with Hal's son, Craig. I am so sorry for your loss.
I remember you, Hal! your songs were wonderful, great and nice! Now you will go stairway to Heaven, so rest in eternal peace!
You were a gifted and unique human being. You were able to capture our everyday emotions, feelings, and our hopes and dreams, all within the lyrical perfection of a song.
Be content in your peace - I believe the angels' have a song they would like to run-by-you ~
Mr. David gave us treasure beyond price. Music and lyrics are timeless and his amazing talents were a God-given gift. What a wonderful legacy.
Dear David Family, Hal wrote some of the most beautiful lyrics that ever touched my heart. I will miss him greatly, Love Anne Sonnier