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THE POWER OF SONG

By Fannie Lou HamerFrom `This Little Light of Mine' / January 22, 1993



Singing is one of the main things that can keep us going. When you're in a brick cell, locked up, and haven't done anything to anybody but still you're locked up there and sometimes words just begin to come to you and you begin to sing. Like one of my favorite songs, "This Little Light of Mine, I'm Going to Let It Shine." This same song goes back to the fifth chapter of Matthew, which is the Beatitudes of the Bible, when he says a city that sets on a hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine that men w ould see your good works and glorify the father which is in heaven. I think singing is very important. It brings out the soul.

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