Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Last Words of Dr. King

Just before he was shot, Dr. Martin Luther King told saxophonist Ben Branch:

"Ben, make sure you play Precious Lord, Take My Hand in the meeting tonight. Play it real pretty." (Source: At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68)
Fittingly, they were the last words he uttered this side of eternity.
"Precious Lord, take my hand, Lead me on, let me stand, I am tired, I am weak, I am worn; Through the storm, through the night, Lead me on to the light." Lyrics.


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