This is a song I learned at a community sing-a-long given by Sweet Honey in the Rock. They are a powerful group of women who write and sing acapella songs. (Acapella- means voices only, no instruments.) You can feel a song like this in your body when you sing it. The meaning is a little bit sad; it reminds us that we could die at any moment so we should always be ready to die. This is a spiritual, so being ready to die means being good with God. I don’t think so much about the meaning, I sing it and it feels good. When I do think about the meaning, it helps me appreciate the moment I have now. Especially at sunrise, I really, really appreciate the moment. I am often alone at sunrise, but never lonely; and the quiet, the solitude, help me be a better listener later in the day.
Can you imagine how that might help me be a better listener?
Do you want to try it too?
Find yourself a sunrise, sing along if you want. Tell us all about it. We’ll be listening. ;-