music for martin


    As we prepare to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, many of us will also take time to make it a part of our worship services as well. I thought I might offer a soundtrack for the weekend, starting with “When the Ship Comes In” by Bob Dylan, which he sang at the March on Washington where King delivered “I Have a Dream.”

    The second song is a U2 standard: Pride(In the Name of Love).

    Patty Griffin’s tribute song is called “Up to the Mountain.”

    James Taylor calls us to remember there are ties between us all in “Shed a Little Light.”

    Here’s Bruce Springsteen’s offering of “Eyes on the Prize.”

    I close with Mavis Staples singing “99 & 1/2.”

    May all the words we hear fall on fresh ears and open hearts.



    1. always good when i see a reminder of the fact that bob dylan played music at that march. . . and he played “when the ship comes in” one of my faves of the old folkie stuff. . .

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