Hope and Tears

by Keith Sanford

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

about

Hope and Tears is a song about the Trail of Tears, the trail traveled by the Cherokee and other Native American peoples who were expelled from their homeland in the 1830s. They were forced to march hundreds of miles and thousands died along the way.

lyrics

On the trail I hear them weeping
On the frozen ground they sleep
From the stockades to Oklahoma
Wind is cold and snow is deep

But I hope in a song to be sung like a savior.
When the shadows fall, a light shines out a call for compassion and sorrow.
Maybe we can be the people with hope for tomorrow.

Heavy bags upon her shoulders
The’re no shoes upon her feet
There is a baby dying in her arms
Nothing more for them to eat

But I hope in a song to be sung like a savior.
When the shadows fall, a light shines out a call for compassion and sorrow.
Maybe we can be the people with hope for tomorrow.

Like a glimmer in the darkness
Like a whisper in the night
It’s not too late to hear the calling
Not too late to make it right

But I hope in a song to be sung like a savior.
When the shadows fall, a light shines out a call for compassion and sorrow.
Maybe we can be the people with hope for tomorrow.

credits

released September 1, 2019
Words and music by Keith Sanford. Performance includes Keith Sanford on drums, percussion, keyboard synthesizers, and vocals.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Keith Sanford Waco, Texas

Keith Sanford, Ph.D., creator of www.ForwardFaith.org. Forward Faith is a blog of music and ideas for a progressive faith.

contact / help

Contact Keith Sanford

Streaming and
Download help

Report this track or account

If you like Keith Sanford, you may also like: