Goodness is Stronger than Evil by Desmond Tutu

by Christine Sine

Archbishop Tutu at the COP17 “We Have Faith: Act Now for Climate Justice” Rally on 27 Nov 2011 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Kristen Opalinski/LUCSA)

I posted this prayer from Desmond Tutu’s An African Prayer Book on the Light for the Journey Facebook page . It was so popular that I thought I would post it here too.

Victory is Ours
Goodness is stronger than evil;
Love is stronger than hate;
Light is stronger than darkness;
Life is stronger than death;
Victory is ours through Him who loves us.

Jane Hessdorfer informed us that John Bell wrote music to create a song from the words I first found this version with music only. The MP3 can be purchased at GIA Publications

The words for the song are:

Goodness is stronger than evil, Love is stronger than hate;
Light is stronger than darkness, life is stronger than death;
Victory is ours, Victory is ours
through God who loves us.
Victory is ours, Victory is ours
through God who loves us.

Music by John Bell
GIA (c) 1996 Iona Community

And much to my delight later found this delightful rendition of the song.

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2 comments

cloakedmonk April 1, 2013 - 10:55 am

Reblogged this on Cloaked Monk's Blog and commented:
Beautiful thoughts for the day. Good IS stronger than evil.

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Lynda Shimmin April 1, 2013 - 1:33 pm

We are blessed to be able to use this musical setting of Desmond’s prayer regularly in church …..Rev Lynda, Johannesburg

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