arr. Gramann, Fred,
In Galatians 5:22 we learn that love, joy and peace are among the fruits of the Spirit, fruits which the African American Spiritual “I’ve got peace like a river” compares to water. Oftentimes the human quest for love, peace and joy are found at the end of challenging journeys. This was certainly the case for the dedicatee of this piece, Barbara Rogers, who traveled the very painful pathway of cancer which ended her earthly life. This arrangement deals with just such a road as this, where peace, love and joy can sometimes seem just out of reach.