Come Sunday

Come Sunday is the classic song written by Duke Ellington and performed in the video with Mahalia Jackson.

If you are a certain age, like I am, you remember a time when everything was closed on Sunday. I mean everything.  You couldn't get a gallon of milk or eggs.  You couldn't even buy anything at the gas station because that was closed, too.  Sundays were for going to church and having that big Sunday family dinner.

As our world seems to be careening out of control with violence, ebola and the heartbreaking planned suicide of a young woman, Come Sunday's lyrics calls upon God to "look down on His people and see us through."

Come Sunday

Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty,
God of love, please look down and see my people through.
I believe that God put sun and moon up in the sky.
I don't mind the gray skies
'cause they're just clouds passing by.
Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty,
God of love, please look down and see my people through.
I believe God is now, was then and always will be.
With God's blessing we can make it through eternity.
Lord, dear Lord above, God almighty,
God of love, please look down and see my people through.

-Duke Ellington

Though I believe God is now, was then and always will be, my whole being questions why our world is facing these trials today until I realized I already knew the answer:  We have left God and Sunday a long time ago.

Thanks to A Concord Pastor Comments for the inspiration.

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