The message of this song, with its spiritual roots, emphasizes perseverance without harboring bitterness toward opposition. Perseverance without bitterness characterized the non-violent approach of many during the civil rights movement around the 1960s in the United States. Some of the verses in this song relate to that struggle.
This 10-measure arrangement is for melody voice and piano. It is in C minor. The piano accompaniment is arranged for late elementary to early intermediate piano playing. Suggested fingering is included.
Joyful Sounds Abound