June 19

Juneteenth Order of Service and Music Lyrics

GATHERING

  • Prelude                        Susan Hartman, keyboard
  • Welcome         Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant, Compass CC (DoC)
  • Opening Song  “We Shall Overcome” vss. 1, 4, 5, 6

 

We Shall Overcome

We shall overcome, we shall overcome

We shall overcome someday.

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe

We shall overcome someday.

 

We are not afraid, we are not afraid

We are not afraid today.

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe

We are not afraid today.

The truth shall make us free.

The truth shall make us free.

The truth shall make us free someday.

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe

The truth shall make us free someday.

 

We shall live in peace, we shall live in peace.

We shall live in peace someday.

Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe

We shall live in peace someday.

 

OPENING GROUP

  • Speaker #1: Sue Mahlock, President Faith Alliance
  • Speaker #2: *Lynda O’Connor, President Caring Community Collaborative
  • Speakers #3-4 : *Ashley Chance, *Josh Styrcula, Mason City Council
  • Speaker #5: Larry Burks, West Chester Township Administrator

 

REMEMBERING THE PAST

  • Speaker #6: Rev. Dr. C.J. Koen, Northridge CC (DoC)
  • Speakers #7-9: Amendments 13-15, Local community youth
  • Speaker #10: Rev. Phyllis Spiegel, St. Anne Episcopal
  • Speaker #11: Diane Andow, Compass Christian Church (DoC)
  • Speaker #12: Bishop Michael Harris, Body of Christ CC (DoC)
  • Song : “Praise His Name” by Body of Christ choir

 

REFLECTING ON THE PRESENT

  • Speaker #13: Rev. Thomas Barnes, Kemper Road CC (DoC).
  • Speaker #14: Pastor Joe Kay, Nexus Church (UCC).
  • Speaker #15: Rev. Michael Tafamombe, Zion Global Ministries.
  • Speaker #15: Imam Hossam Musa, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.
  • Song: “Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke.

 

RECOMMITTING TO THE FUTURE

  • Speaker #16: Mary Aguilera, trichair for the OH Poor People’s Campaign NCMR
  • Closing Song: Lift Every Voice & Sing, song leader Pastor Anita Harris, Body of Christ

 

Lift Every Voice & Sing

Lift ev’ry voice and sing
‘Til earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list’ning skies
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on ’til victory is won

Stony the road we trod
Bitter the chastening rod
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died
Yet with a steady beat
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered
Out from the gloomy past
‘Til now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast
God of our weary years
God of our silent tears
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way
Thou who has by Thy might
Led us into the light
Keep us forever in the path, we pray
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee
Shadowed beneath Thy hand
May we forever stand
True to our God
True to our native land

 

  • Blessing:          Troy
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