A dramatic and uplifting song, with piano accompaniment. SATB or SAB duration 4:22
I was inspired to write this song when I discovered how solar lighting is changing the lives of impoverished Indian communities. Without electricity, these lights allow children to study at night, make the streets safer and enhance the social life of the communities.
From the harnessing of fire to warm and protect our ancient ancestors to our ability to transform night into day, controlling light has allowed us to survive and to thrive.
The song begins with the threatening howl of wolves and a plea to bring the light – fire. As the story evolves, our ability to generate light gives us the power to extend our days, expanding our hearts and minds in the process.
It also serves as an analogy of hope in dark times. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Martin Luther King
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This is a particularly great song to program if you need to put something together quickly that sounds like you worked much longer on it!
Brandon Moss - choir director, teacher, and composer/arranger, Ohio USA