We Let It Be

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

03 Nov We Let It Be

A gospel song by Rickie Byars Beckwith with a triumphant ending that is a joy to sing. For groups with limited time, the end of the song can be taught on its own and learned quickly with great results. Thanks to Heather Houston for bringing this song into my life.

Composer & Copyright

Original song written by Rickie Byars Beckwith. Arranged for Wholehearted Chorus by Lisa G. Littlebird with piano arrangement by Steven Yoo.

Recording

Piano on the recording by Steven Yoo, vocals by Lisa G. Littlebird.

Lyrics

SOLO:
Many pray along the way, they don’t stop to wonder
What the world is coming to, they let something higher
Reveal the way to greater love – oh yeah

So the truth is telling me, sing of liberation
For the ones who are not free, love can take us higher
Reveal the way to greater love – oh yeah

Chorus:
So we let it – wash over us,
We let it – make us kinder
We let it – make us better
We let it be.

We let it – early in the morning
We let it – hold us together
We let it – now and forever
We let it be. We let it-

SOLO:

Still some cry along the way, walking through the sadness
For a world that needs to know, love can take us higher
Reveal the way to greater love – oh yeah

So the truth keeps telling me, love’s the only answer
And to all humanity, we can stay inspired
Reveal the way to greater LOVE – oh yeah

End:
We let the love (joy, peace, love) wash over us,
we let, we let it be. (x4)

 

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