“For in his favour is life… Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the
― Psalm 30 : 5

On Easter Sunday, as Carr Center President, Oliver Ragsdale, experienced his
home church services, they performed a moving and inspirational rendition of
“Jehovah Sabaoth” by Donald Lawrence.

He then wrote, “The message, the music and the dance all speak to the difficult
time in which we find ourselves. I believe this piece truly exemplifies how the arts
have the power not only to strengthen and heal, but also to offer hope.”

Peace be with you…

Donald Lawrence is an American Gospel music songwriter, record
producer and artist. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of
Music. The multiple Grammy and Stellar Award winner has collaborated
with a broad and diverse roster of artists including, Kirk Franklin, Donnie
McClurkin, Karen Clark Sheard, Peabo Bryson, Stephanie Mills, Mary J.
Blige and Detroit’s own gospel legends, The Clark Sisters.

“Jehovah Sabaoth” (Gods of Angels Armies) was originally released by the

Tri-City Singers, a hugely successful Gospel choir led by Donald Lawrence,
on their critically acclaimed 25th Anniversary reunion album, “Goshen”.

Olivet Institutional Baptist Church performing “Jehovah Sabaoth” on Easter Sunday.
“Goshen” is identified in biblical references as:

God’s promised place, where you can find peace in the midst of troubled

I shall not fear the arrow by day
Nor shall I fear the terror by night
The God who governs angel armies
Has set encampments all around me
Whom shall I fear?

I’m not afraid
All is well
I’m not afraid
All is well
(Lyrics of “Jehovah Sabaoth”)

Here’s hoping all is well with you and yours on this day…
the Carr Center

The daily challenges continue for all of us. At the Carr Center, we are sharing these performances with you because we believe the arts remain a shining light on the resiliency and strength of the human spirit.

If are able to give financially we ask that you please consider even a small gift to the Carr Center so we can continue our work.

Thank you