Songs of Hope
Song of the soul Cry from the heart Celebration of life The daily struggles of life! The heavy life of their days The life of all nights The life of all mornings The life of all evenings! “When I fall on my knees With my face to the rising sun”, sings the Spiritual A song of the spirit A spirit committed to its life’s purposes. The Spiritual keeps all its strength All its acuteness of heart All its power to vibrate the soul A soul in search of its destiny. It’s the song that invokes the hereafter and evokes the here and now: “Let us break bread together on our knees When I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun”. It’s a Spiritual, a song “out of the depths”. A song that soothes the spirit And heals a collective memory plagued with wounds From the Tulsa Massacre to the Tuskegee Study, A song to re-focus on life and on the essence of life. To give life a renewed meaning and value: “When I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun, O Lord, have mercy on me”, sings the Spiritual, The Gullah Spiritual, a song of hope!