The Audacity to Believe

Words inspired by Martin Luther King, tune sung over the chanting of ‘we shall overcome’

1. I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere

Ca-an triumph over war and bloodshed

And redemptive goodwill shall rule

And the lion and the lamb shall lie together ‘neath their fig tree

I believe, I still believe

 

2. I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere

Can have 3 meals a day for their bodies

Education and culture

and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits

I believe, I still believe

 

3. (added) I have the audacity to believe that children everywhere

Can grow up knowing love and affection

Full of hope for their futures

With caring and safety all the time all around them

I believe, I still believe!