hen Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove was with us a couple of years ago, he taught us one of the songs of the slave church. Pentecost seemed a particularly good day on which to revisit the song, getting us swaying (just a little bit, mind you… we are Canadians) as we brought our liturgy to its close.
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When Jonathan taught the song, he told us that, “you need to sway a little bit when you sing this one…” and then he reminded us, “Trust is the faith statement of the Black church.”I will trust in the Lord I will trust in the Lord I will trust in the Lord ‘til I die.
As we moved to the second verse, he said, “Because we’re in a struggle after all; a battle for the hearts and souls of people,”I’m going to stay on the battlefield I’m going to stay on the battlefield I’m going to stay on the battlefield ‘til I die.
And as we moved to the third verse, Jonathan then commented, “But we don’t fight like other people fight… I love this part…”I’m going to treat everybody right I’m going to treat everybody right I’m going to treat everybody right ‘til I die.