Caint No One Know

Caint No One Know

A powerful contemporary spiritual with a unique and compelling rhythmic arrangement from Sweet Honey In the Rock founding singer Ysaye Barnwell.

Composer & Copyright

Composed and arranged by Ysaye Barnwell, adapted for Wholehearted Chorus by Lisa G. Littlebird.



Cain’t no one know at sunrise
how this day is gonna end.
Cain’t no one know at sunset
if the next day will begin.

In this world of trouble and woe,
a person had better be ready to go.
We look for things to stay the same,
but in the twinkling of an eye, everything can be changed.

The troubles of this world fill our hearts with rage
from Soweto, to Stonewall, Birmingham and LA
We are searching for hope that lies within ourselves
as we fight against misogyny race hatred and AIDS.


1 Comment

    I was glad to find your website a day after our church had the song “Cain’t No One Know” as a hymn. I will enjoy listening to the songs you share hear and perhaps borrowing for our litte congregation. Peace and love.

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