Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sing it, Ray

I always loved this piece of the verse in the hymnal version, but it's not always in the performances...

America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self control,
Thy liberty in law.

Still, Mr. Ray Charles rocks this song.

4 comments:

FranIAm said...

A- men!!!!

johnieb said...

It's difficult for me to listen to other versions, even this one at times, but Mr. RayCharles makes anything alright!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Mr. Charles rocks all right. I love his jacket.

Johnieb, the America we ought to be is beautiful.

johnieb said...

I know that, Mimi, but any invocation of that America brings the contrast to the one I've always lived in, and with it, the pain.