Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Audition Next Week

Next week I am auditioning for a choir for the summer. I have to audition with a folk song so I picked one of my favorite spirituals There is a Balm in Gilead. In looking up the lyrics I found what a deep and powerful song it really is. It is a Negro spiritual so all of its lyrics have double meanings, but its overall meaning is universal. Read them for yourself:

There is a Balm in Gilead 
To make the wounded whole
There is a Balm in Gilead 
To heal the sin-sick soul

Sometimes I feel discouraged
And think my work's in vain
But then the Holy Spirit 
Revives my soul again

If you cannot preach like Peter
If you cannot pray like Paul
You can tell the world of Jesus
And say He died for all

I loved the lyrics so much, but I felt that the alternate verse wasn't quite right so I kind of -re-wrote them, and by "kind of" I mean I did. Here is the verse I altered. The first part is the same but the rest I changed:

If you cannot sing like angels
If you cannot calm the seas
Remember God in His goodness
Sent Jesus Christ to thee

Hmmm... I don't know if I like it or will sing it next week, but who knows. Love y'all. I will post another article soon I hope tell y'all I made it.