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We Shall Overcome is a song that, since the 1940’s, has inspired generations of social activists to rally for justice. It was added to our United Methodist hymnal in 1988 as an expression of our faith in times of trial. Music has that kind of power and influence.
Music also touches our hearts and draws us to a tender place where love is. I remember “discovering” a hymn several years ago that was new to me in The Faith We Sing hymnal: O God Beyond All Praising (#2009). It was a difficult time for me. There was doubt. There were some troubles I couldn’t see past. I would sit at the piano and sing over and over these words:
“. . .and whether our tomorrows be filled with good or ill, we’ll triumph through our sorrows and rise to bless you still . . .”
I am thankful to have Wesleyan roots that go deep into singing faith. When has music inspired or empowered you?
~Pastor Mary Beth