Lyrics, "You Do Not Grieve Alone", Vance Thurston, Undated (Ms2008-020)

Title

Lyrics, "You Do Not Grieve Alone", Vance Thurston, Undated (Ms2008-020)

Description

Lyrics to the song "You Do Not Grieve Alone" written by Vance Thurston in response to the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.

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Rights

Copyright 2007 Vance Thurston. Used with permission. https://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Identifier

Ms2008-020_B283_F28_undated

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

Transcript

You Do Not Grieve Alone

Chorus: You do not grieve alone, you do not grieve alone
In the sorrow of this tragedy, you do not grieve alone

Senseless acts of violence, shake us to the core
Family, friends and teachers, not with us anymore
Tragedy that goes beyond the why of reasons fair
We pray that you can bear the pain and rise above despair Chorus:

Too small these words to comfort loss or heal the ache of grief
Too small what we can do or say and yet we try to speak
We hold you tender in our hearts, ever know we care
For love will dawn through darkest night as in your grief we share
Chorus or instrumental:

There's a place beyond our sorrow, where tears become new day
Where you again will learn to laugh and even dance and play
A place of hope where cherished memories of love can be
A place to which we will prevail and wake with Spirit free Chorus:

In the sorrow of this tragedy, you do not grieve alone
"with love and prayers"

Vance Thurston

Words and music copyright 2007
May be used for memorial remembrance

Citation

Thurston, Vance, “Lyrics, "You Do Not Grieve Alone", Vance Thurston, Undated (Ms2008-020),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 14, 2024, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2008-020/Ms2008-020_B283_F28_undated.