For as long as I can remember I have yearned for the world to be different. Where love and kindness and inclusiveness carry the day. And goodness and justice has invaded every dark corner.

Overcoming chaos and tribulations. And replaces them with peace.

We Shall Overcome” was originally a hymn, written in 1900 by Reverend Charles Albert Tindley of Philadelphia.[1]

But over the years it has been used as a protest song worldwide, was a key anthem in the Civil Rights Movement, and has been sung at prominent funerals such as Martin Luther King’s.

Its compelling lyrics continue to resonate with dreams of a better world. Affirming that with God’s help, the world will eventually overcome the violence, prejudice, discrimination, fear, dishonesty, distrust and hatred so evident across the current world stage.

It is a spiritual battle song that continues to instil hope in a disheartening world.

Persistent in its cry. Stirring expectancy and hope within weary hearts and despairing souls. Still capable of infusing a profound assurance that the Lord will see us through. And we will overcome.

 

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

The Lord will see us through, the Lord will see us through
The lord will see us through some day
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe
The Lord will see us some day

We’re on to victory, we’re on to victory
We’re on to victory some day
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe
We’re on to victory some day

We’ll walk hand in hand, we’ll walk hand in hand
We’ll walk hand in hand some day
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe
We’ll walk hand in hand some day

We are not afraid, we are not afraid
We are not afraid today
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe
We are not afraid today

The truth shall make us free, the truth shall make us free
The truth shall make us free some day
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe
The truth shall make us free some day

We shall live in peace, we shall live in peace
We shall live in peace some day
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe
We shall live in peace some day

 

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Shall_Overcome

 

 

This is Day 27 of my Write 31 Days series for 2017:  @fiveminutefriday daily prompt:  OVERCOME

For an index of all my posts in the series, please click here.

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