In That Land of Perfect Day - Text 2
Dr. King spoke of two themes in that service, faith and perseverance. Two themes found running through the Delta. From the lives of men and women striving for their families, to the choruses of hymns we sing in church like, This Little Light of Mine, Take My Hand Precious Lord, and By and By, from which the title of this work is derived.
"We are often tossed and driven
On the restless sea of time,
Somber skies and howling tempests
Oft succeed a bright sunshine.
In That Land of Perfect Day,
When the mists have rolled away,
We will understand it better by and by."