• Jeffrey Wilsor

Fredrick Douglas

As we stride ever onward, now into a summer that promises to be one like we have never experienced before, we continue to take a moment each day with music. Throughout these next few months, look for some more offbeat choices, many more of your own community selections and comments, and as ever, a little injection of faith, hope, and love into your day.


Got a song you just love? Email musicwppc@gmail.com to tell Jeff about it!



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We’ve heard from Rumer before in these meditations, but this song will be a new one. I haven’t been able to uncover anything about the circumstances that contributed to this song’s writing, but it’s a really good one! It upholds the life and purpose of abolitionist Frederick Douglass as a prime example of how we should strive to live each day, reaching for “a higher love.” You won’t hear any argument from me! Enjoy this soothing and lovely bit of inspiration today.


A heart can be broken

A heart can despair

But a heart that is open

Will climb up the stairs


Looking for a higher love

We all want a higher love


Frederick Douglass, you're my hero

'Cause nothing could keep you down

Nothing could keep you down


Sometimes I feel so ashamed

When I can't get back up again

I don't stand up despite the pain

And I don't walk on despite my rage


You had a higher love


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With the first words of the prophet

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Just like Frederick Douglass

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Likе my mother told me

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Hе wrote on stone and he wrote in the sand

He held the words right in his hand

To illuminate, emancipate

His beautiful mind


He had a higher love


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Were the first words of the prophet

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Just like Frederick Douglass

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Like my mother told me

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Just like Frederick Douglass


Oh, Frederick Douglass, you're my hero

'Cause nothing could keep you down

Nothing could keep you down


He had a higher love


Oh let's just try to be kind


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Were the first words of the prophet

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Just like Frederick Douglass

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Like my mother told me

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Just like Frederick Douglass


Oh, Frederick Douglass, you're my hero

He walked on water


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Pray...


Holy One,

Guide me into a higher love.

We also lift up the following prayers shared during last Sunday's worship service:

  • For people struggling with food and rent insecurities right now.

  • For all the donations to the food pantry.

Even in our separation, God, help us to feel the deep delight of your love for all. Amen.

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