October 16th: Take My Hand….Lead Me On

TAKE MY HAND … LEAD ME ON – Mark W. Sorensen

 Long-time UUFD member Mark Sorensen will note the 90th anniversary of famous Gospel music composer Thomas A. Dorsey’s best-known hymn, “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” which was added to the UUA SINGING THE LIVING TRADITION hymnal in 1993.

Mark will explain what profound personal tragedy in 1932 caused the choral director of Chicago’s Pilgrim Baptist Church to pen “When my way grows drear, precious Lord, linger near.”  In contrast, in 2005 UUs added “Lean on Me” to their latest hymnal.  With the musical talents of Elvis Presley and Mahalia Jackson we will explore what causes us to ask for help, and what causes us to offer help. 

Service Leader – Mark Sorensen