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Lehrman Faith (James Baldwin)

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Uploaded on Jan 29, 2011

Leonard Lehrman introduces and accompanies Faith Steinsnyder in his setting of a text by James Baldwin which the composer titled, "Faith."
Video by Jessica Lehrman at The Village Temple in Manhattan, Jan. 23, 2011.

Text:
For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed.
The earth is always shifting, the light is always changing,
the sea does not cease to grind down rock.
Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them
because we are the only witnesses they have.
The sea rises, the light fails,
lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us.
The moment we cease to hold each other,
the moment we break faith with one another,
the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.

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