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.
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- by (James Mercer) Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967), "Prayer" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932), "Prayer", from Nightsongs, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956), "Prayer", 1995 [ high voice and piano ], from Genius Child: A Cycle of 10 Songs, no. 7 [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2004-01-10
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