Quotation for Saturday 24rd May 2020 - Care Community

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Quotation for Saturday 24rd May 2020

Callendersgal
CallendersgalModerator

Hi everyone,

I have the lyrics of another song for you today.

One genre of music that I love is Gospel.

It’s full of praise, longing and hope and it’s often sung by the most amazing voices.

One of my favourite singers of Gospel music is Mahalia Jackson. What a powerful voice she had, and sang a version of a song that’s in my mind a lot these days.

This song was adapted from a hymn as the anthem of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

And its words are also quite appropriate to what we are going through right now.

‘WE SHALL OVERCOME”

We shall overcome

We shall overcome

We shall overcome some day

Oh, deep in my heart

I do believe

We shall overcome some day

We'll walk hand in hand

We'll walk hand in hand

We'll walk hand in hand some day

We shall all be free

We shall all be free

We shall all be free some day

We are not afraid

We are not afraid

We are not afraid today

We are not alone

We are not alone

We are not alone today

The whole wide world around

The whole wide world around

The whole wide world around some day

Oh deep in my heart, I do believe,That we shall overcome some day

Again I've had trouble with my links to YouTube and to the Mahalia Jackson version but I highly recommend listening to Mahalia's version which must surely stir us to believe that we too, can overcome.

I hope that you all have a good day today, and continue to take great care.

ADDENDUM: No, sorry folks, no can do, but please find it for yourself. It's well worth it.

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sassy59
sassy59Ambassador

A very powerful anthem too Callendersgal. I remember hearing it when much younger and many times since. Gospel singing is contagious in spreading joy and hope so very appropriate for the difficult times we find ourselves in.

Thank you and have a lovely day and enjoy your weekend. Xxxx💖🌈

Callendersgal
CallendersgalModerator
in reply to sassy59

You too sassy59. xxxx🙏😊💖🌈

I like gospel very much. Full of energy and life x

Thank you, a powerful song and as you say, quite suitable for these times. Take care of yourself as you do us. Xx

Thanks so much for sharing this.

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