songs that speak to us: david norris

 Posted by on Friday, November 13, 2020  The Choir Diary
Nov 132020
 

Tenor David Norris says: We just recorded the song “Hope Lingers On” as part of a virtual choir. It was written by Lissa Schneckenburger and arranged for SATB by Andrea Ramsey. I think the lyric especially relates to the current situation in this country, although its real impact is when it appears with the music.

Hope Lingers On

Lissa Schneckenburger

My mother, when love is gone, in our darkest hour hope lingers on.
My father, when peace is gone, in our darkest hour hope lingers on.
I will not hate, and I will not fear. In our darkest hour, hope lingers on.
My sister, when equality’s gone in our darkest hour, hope lingers on.
My brother, with tolerance gone in our darkest hour hope lingers on.
I will not hate, and I will not fear. In our darkest hour, hope lingers on.
My love, when honor is gone, in our darkest hour hope lingers on.
My country, when justice is gone, in our darkest hour hope lingers on.
I will not hate, and I will not fear. In our darkest hour, hope lingers on.

Here it is performed by Allegro con Brio in Kansas City: