I will trust in the Lord

I will trust in the Lord

We closed our celebration of the Feast of Pentecost with a song from the slave church tradition, taught to us by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove during his 2009 visit to Winnipeg. In this version we blended a typical saint ben’s ensemble of piano, bass, guitar, and vocals with the sounds of Andrew Colman’s trumpet and the All Saints’ pipe organ (courtesy of Murray Krushel).

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When Jonathan introduced us to this 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.

 

Jonathan then told us, “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.

 

When he introduced us to the third verse he added, “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.

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