by the Howard Roberts Chorale/Alvin Ailey
Arr. by Miller
This song of slavery
and freedom again appropriates an Old Testament seer
and strong man of God, Daniel, as a heroic exemplary.
Like Jonah and the "Hebrew Children"--also
often the heroes of the spirituals--Daniel was protected
by "my Lord" and delivered from confinement
and danger: "Why not every man?"