Staci Hilton

Dear Family and Friends,

I looked around Sunday and wondered if some of you knew the song we played at the end of service. I am sure you have heard of it but haven’t heard it in some time, and for some, perhaps you aren’t at all familiar with it. The following information is from Wikipedia.

The origins of the song are unclear; it was thought to have descended from “I’ll Overcome Some Day,” a hymn by Charles Albert Tindley, while the modern version of the song was first said to have been sung by tobacco workers led by Lucille Simmons during the 1945–1946 Charleston Cigar Factory strike in Charleston, South Carolina.

The song talks about overcoming racial injustice. It says, “We’ll walk hand in hand, ” meaning that white and black people will walk together and be one society. “We shall live in peace” means that white and black people can live together in peace in one society. Mahalia Jackson sang it at many civil rights meetings and the infamous March on Washington.

Our friend Daniel Namod collaborated with Nimo and brought us a new, updated version. I have included the video along with the lyrics for you to enjoy below.

Peace and Blessings,
Rev Staci