Inscription of hope…

I wanted to share this with everyone… It’s a piece the Youth Chorale performed at Marionettes’ last concert. In these times, I think the message rings and sings as truly as ever…

Quoting from a Russian folk tune, composer Z. Randall Stroope arranged a stunning choral and instrumental piece called “INSCRIPTION OF HOPE”. Based on fragments of Jewish text found on a cellar wall in Cologne, Germany during World War II, it is believed to have been scrawled by a child hiding from the Nazis.

I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love
even when there’s no one there
And I believe in God
even when [s]he is silent
I believe through any trial
there is always a way

But sometimes in this suffering
and hopeless despair
My heart cries for shelter
to know someone’s there
But a voice rises within me saying,
‘Hold on my child;
I’ll give you strength, I’ll give you hope
Just stay a little while…”

I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love
even when there’s no one there
And I believe in God
even when [s]he is silent
I believe through any trial
There is always a way

May there someday be sunshine
May there someday be happiness
May there someday be love
May there someday be peace.

Blessings for 2008.

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