Sunday, April 17, 2005

Precious Lord Dedication

Thanks, choir, for your fine singing of "Precious Lord." You did a great job and maybe we can sing it a few more times in France.

These are the words I wanted to say for all to hear:

“There is another link that connects UAB and Decatur and it is the history that Carl and I shared together at the University of Mississippi under the outstanding direction of Dr. Jerry Jordan. Carl and I experienced something special, unique, and life-changing under Dr. Jordan’s direction, and I am sorry to report that he lost his father last Thursday; they buried him today. I am honored to say that I knew Mr. Jordan and liked him very much. We sing this song as a small way of honoring his life.”

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear
precious Lord linger near
When my life is almost gone
At the river, Lord, I stand
Guide my feet and hold my hand:
Take my hand, Lord, and lead me home.

1 comment:

Nick said...

I think that is one of the most amazing pieces ever and I am sad I missed it. I found a little info on the composer, Thomas Dorsey. I heard it was an amazing concert.

http://www.pbs.org/thisfarbyfaith/people/thomas_dorsey.html