A wonderful text by James Weldon Johnson forms the basis for this powerful and uplifting piece:
Sometimes the mist overhangs my path, and blackening clouds about me cling;
But, oh, I have a magic way to turn the gloom to cheerful day,
I softly sing.
And if the way grows darker still, shadowed by Sorrow’s somber wing,
With glad defiance in my throat, I pierce the darkness with a note,
DH1710 – The Gift to Sing – $2.00