About this Song: (Lyrics Below)
This song expresses the frustration as well as the hope of people all over the world who have been “peace makers”. People Like Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, and YOU. Keep the faith! Starve the doubt. Your LOVE survives and makes a difference. Thank you!
A Love Survives The Night
Song #55 by Mark Shepard | July 1981
A love survives the night
despite the ugliness left and right
It reaffirms a beauty and a hope
That I assumed had long ago
Reached the fraying end…
of its rope
But then it gently comes back again
That there are still women and men
Who live their lives out in the sunday
Still they keep on singing
“We shall overcome!”
Like me they pray it could be
No more threat of imminent war
No more poverty out in the streets
If we all pull together
Our hopes and our realities
And when it goes so badly I cry
I ask, I pray, I plead, I shout out why?
Oh lord, why can’t we have peace?
Oh lord, how come all this dis-ease?
Oh lord, sometimes I feel as if I am a long way,
A long way from my home…
Copyright 1981-2016 by Mark Shepard. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.