Welcome Dr. King

Dr. King stood
For truth
And justice
Righteousness and peace
Blessed with the
Gift of speech
The world’s
Heart he reached
Spreading love and
Bold in truth
Faithful and fearless
The militant
Of peace
He stood for
What was just
And we must stand
For justice too
Injustice anywhere
Is a threat to

These lyrics were written to John Coltrane’s composition “Welcome” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day 2013. It was performed live at the Yerba Buena Center For the Arts 50 year celebration on January 21, 2013 by myself and the Saint John Coltrane Church Ensemble.

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