Earth Song by Frank Ticheli
Sing, Be, Live, See
This dark stormy hour
The wind, it stirs
The scorched Earth cries out in vain
Oh war and power, you blind and blur
The torn heart cries out in pain
But music and singing have been my refuge
And music and singing shall be my light
A light of song, shining strong
Through darkness and pain and strife
I’ll sing, I’ll be, live, see
I attended the Garden City Collegiate choir concert on Wednesday night. My talented daughter-in-law is a music teacher at Garden City and I always enjoy watching her inspire and conduct so many different groups of student singers. The concert was great. Hearing all that marvelous music made by young people who were so obviously loving what they were doing, gave me such a sense of hope and optimism for the future of our world.
One of the pieces the chamber choir sang was Earth Song by Frank Techeli. The words which I have included above are powerful. Yes there are lots of things wrong with our world but we can sing in spite of it, live in spite of it, and envision a peaceful future full of light and strength and song. It makes me so happy to know that our future generation is being motivated by hope- filled ideas like that.