Song, "Our Prayer", Whitney Olsen, 2007 (Ms2008-020)

Title

Song, "Our Prayer", Whitney Olsen, 2007 (Ms2008-020)

Description

Song written and performed by Whitney Olsen in response to the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.

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Date

Rights

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Format

audio/wav

Language

English

Type

Identifier

Ms2008-020_B283_F10_2007

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries, Ms2008-020, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Transcription

Gentle morning broke
How were we to know today would be their last smile
When you first heard the news
Your heart was left confused
And needing some reconcile

Where has the sun gone
How can we move on
When our heart's left in so much pain
Haven’t we got enough things that to try to hurt us
How can we feel safe

Friends who stood by our side
Teachers who always tried
To encourage our very best
Fathers who loved but one
A mothers growing son
And daughters with beauty unsaid

Where has the sun gone
How can we move on
When our heart's left in so much pain
Haven’t we got enough things that to try to hurt us
How can we feel safe

How can we stop this hate
What do we need to change
Lord show us the way

How can we stop this hate
What do we need to change
Lord show us the way

Haven’t we got enough things that to try to hurt us
How can we feel safe
Send us your strength Lord
Open a new door
We need hope for a brighter day

How can we stop this hate
What do we need to change
Lord show us a way

How can we stop this hate
What do we need to change
Lord show us a way

Send those in need our love
Give comfort, strength, and just let them feel our prayers
It's time to make a change
I know you feel the same
Together let us find a way
A way

Duration

00:04:52

Bit Rate/Frequency

1411.2 kbps

Citation

Olsen, Whitney, “Song, "Our Prayer", Whitney Olsen, 2007 (Ms2008-020),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 20, 2024, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2008-020/Ms2008-020_B283_F10_2007.