In Through the Night

by Annie Zylstra

 

This original tune trickled in while I was living with and care giving for my mother for a year with our conservative family. Donald Trump, who most people I was around supported as a presidential candidate, was in the process of being elected, and it was so apparent that as the more beautiful world we know is possible forms, some hard, hard stuff is going to go down. Being with my family during that time made me realize how important it is to hold onto relationships even through difference and challenge, that that time with them was an amazing opportunity to build bridges between increasingly polarized ideologies in our country and world. This song asks, how do we hold each other in these times? A question I was asking a lot during that season of my life. I'm still always looking for answers!

This song is a larger piece and has three sections or movements within the whole. Leaders are welcome to teach just the first section, transition into the second and end, or if you have a whole season with a choir, do all three! 

Part 1: We've gotta hold on, hold on tight to each other. 

'Cause freedom's coming in through the night. 

How do we hold each other in these times? 

When freedom comes she'll be coming through the night.

I can feel it coming, change is in the air. 

When freedom comes she'll be coming through the night.

Part 2: The dark comes before the dawn but I won't give up, no, no, I won't give up.

Part 3: When the dark comes before the dawn, I will hold onto you.

And if freedom comes in through the night I won't give up, I won't give up.

In Through The Night - Annie Zylstra
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Harmony 1 - Annie Zylstra
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Harmony 2 - Annie Zylstra
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Harmony 3 - Annie Zylstra
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Harmony 4 - Annie Zylstra
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Heartland Harmony

Viroqua, WI

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