Prayer

(1961)

"Prayer" is the first song of H. Leslie Adams' song cycle Nightsongs: Six Afro-American Songs.

Prayer
by Langston Hughes


I ask you this:
Which way to go?
I ask you this:
Which sin to bear?
Which crown to put
Upon my hair?
I do not know,
Lord God,
I do not know.


--The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 51


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