May the massages of these songs will someday creep into the hearts of all.
Music is the language of the soul, they say. It is one of the most artistic and entertaining means of sharing out to the world our deepest of emotions, ideas, moral and personal causes . Love being a universal aspect of human nature is the most celebrated subject in the musical world. Apart from it, however, here are some of the most moving musical pieces that could heal our hurting world due to famine, war, human rights violations, child labor, and other human follies which are by no means all acts of man’s inhumanity to man.
We Are the World
In dedication to the poverty – stricken people of Ethiopia in 1985, the world-renowned American artists Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie wrote this song . It was produced by Quincy Jones and was recorded by the group of popular musicians called U.S.A. for Africa. Although only two (2) of the members were not Americans, U.S.A. is not the country but is an acronym for United Support of Artists for Africa. The song is a poignant reminder that we do not live all for ourselves but for others as well; that we are all brothers irregardless of race, color, and religious denomination. And so our failure to extend our helping hands to those in dire need makes our very existence itself far from being complete and happy.
If We Hold On Together
As a part of the Album “The Force Behind the Power” released by Diana Ross in 1991, it had become a hit in many countries around the world, including Japan, a non-English speaking country. This highly melodious piece as far as the author can remember was so popular among Filipino students in the entire year of 1991. “United We Stand, Divided We Fall” is what this song is trying to drum up into humanity’s moral and social consciousness.
Let There Be Peace
This song which was written in 1955 by Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller appeared on the album bearing the same title by Vince Hill. Jackson who had been suicidal after his marriage that ended in a hard-to-bear failure was inspired to write this it after having discovered what he called as “the life-saving joy of God’s peace and unconditional love.” A woman from Pennsylvania lodged a campaign, suggesting to churches across the United States to sing it after Sunday services as the anniversary of the September 11 attack nears. To achieve world peace,we ought to ground it in our love of God and allow it to begin in ourselves.