Hope is Alive

My church choir had a tradition of a Palm Sunday concert (now we have a Good Friday concert instead). There was a focus based on an event that transpired in the past year. In 2006 it was Hurricane Katrina. Our choir conductor composed three a cappella songs for the concert.

One of them has stayed with me ever since and I find it a great source of comfort. Those of you who know your bible verses will recognize some of them here.

Hope is Alive – J ames DeJ arn ette*

We have this hope as an anchor for our souls.
An anchor firm and secure.
In this world you will have tribulations.
But take heart I have overcome the world.
Hope is alive.
Fear not, for I have redeemed you
I have summoned you by name
You are Mine

When you pass through the waters
I will be with you.

Take heart, I’ve overcome the world.

We have this hope as an anchor for our souls.
An anchor firm and secure.

Hope is Alive
Take heart, Hope is Alive

* I want to give credit where it is due – but avoid search engines – therefore, the extra spaces.

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6 responses to “Hope is Alive

  1. Yeah, I definitely don’t know any bible verses (yeah, that is a big shock to everyone, I know). I found it to be quite beautiful regardless of my lack of religious affirmations.Love you, Momma. (((HUG)))

  2. music is how I make my way as well. it brings me through when nothing else can

  3. Its beautiful! (((HUGS))))

  4. That is so powerful and reassuring.Thank you for sharing it!

  5. Through all my peeling away of mysticism from my faith, the sentiment expressed by Jesus Christ and poets and preachers and friends, “But take heart I have overcome the world. Hope is alive,” continues to strike me as true. My desire to understand that truth, or perhaps to live that truth, is surely one reason I continue to call myself Christian.

  6. Gorgeous! I hope I get the chance to sing it sometime soon.

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