During the last few weeks a number of posts and sidebar texts have contained the phrase “keep on keeping on”. Yesterday I listened to the song which this phrase references. I am aware that probably the significance of the reference was missed by a number of our readers, and after listening again to this sublime song and its lyrics, they struck me as being relevant for our time and deserving a wider audience. I’d like this nation to be united as one. Amongst the darkness of the world, Curtis Mayfield managed to bring out the joy of life. I have included an embedded youtube reference below, and below that, the lyrics in text. None of these external links are our own work.

https://myhero.com/c_mayfield

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_Mayfield

Everybody gather round and listen to my song
I've only got one

We who are young, should now take a stand
Don't run from the burdens of women and men
Continue to give, continue to live
For what you know is right

Most of your life can be out of sight
Withdraw from the darkness and look to the light
Where everyone's free
At least that's the way it's supposed to be

We just keep on keeping on
We just keep on keeping on

Many think that we have blown it
But they too will soon admit
That there's still a lot of love among us

And there's still a lot of faith and warmth and trust
When we keep on keeping on

Before we dismiss, one thing I insist
When you have your young, remember this song
And our world surroundings, its leaps and bounds
Ups and downs, is reality

Teach them to be strong, and when they are grown
They can proudly imply that we were an alright guy
For all the wrong now is right
This nation's people are now united as one

And we just keep on keeping on
We just keep on keeping on

Some years back I remember
Still in my mind so well
My mama made this ?
And I found it never fails

Never worry too long
About what goes on
Today it's sorrow
Look like joy tomorrow

Keep on keeping on

We pray that we and our neighbours
With our important job to do
With the Armour of Christ
And the Grace of God
Do indeed “Keep On Keeping On”.