Goodness is Stronger than Evil by Desmond Tutu


Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks after receiving the Jamnalal Baja International Award in Cape Town, South Africa, June 25, 2001.
(Photo by Mike Hutchings © Reuters NewMedia Inc./CORBIS)

Yesterday I posted this prayer from Desmond Tutu’s An African Prayer Book on facebook. It was so popular that I thought I would post it here too. Jane Hessdorfer informed us that John Bell wrote music to create a song from the words so I have included that as well – unfortunately it is only the music. The MP3 can be purchased at GIA Publications

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.

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

2 Responses

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

  2. 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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