Litany

"Litany" is the second song of Musto's song cycle Shadow of the Blues.

Date: 1987Composer: John MustoText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Shadow of the Blues

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Prayer [2]
by Langston Hughes

Gather up
In the arms of your pity
The sick, the depraved,
The desperate, the tired,
All the scum
Of our weary city.

Gather up
In the arms of your pity.
Gather up
In the arms of your love–
Those who expect
No love from above.

–The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, pp. 138-139

Books

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

By Langston Hughes

Sheet Music

Shadow of the Blues

Composer(s): John Musto

Song(s): 1. Silhouette
2. Litany
3. Island
4. Could Be

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