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This hymn, based on John 8:12, was written by American United Methodist church musician, composer and performing artist Jim Strathdee, and Howard Thurman.  It was first published in 1969 by Strathdee's company, Desert Flower Music
Jim & his wife fellow musiican, Jean, share the power and sensitivity of their music with thousands of people each year.  Their songs offer hope and encouragement, bringing a message of compassion, justice, healing and caring for the earth.  Their music ministry spans six decades.  In recent years, they are often found in the streets, lending their drumming to marches and demonstrations.