"Prayer" is the first song of H. Leslie Adams' song cycle Nightsongs: Six Afro-American Songs.

Date: 1961Composer: H. Leslie AdamsText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Nightsongs

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by Langston Hughes

I ask you this:
Which way to go?
I ask you this:
Which sin to bear?
Which crown to put
Upon my hair?
I do not know,
Lord God,
I do not know.

–The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 51

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