"I am thankful for the journey...I am hopeful for the future...since I lay my burdens down." While this choral work is indeed a gospel powerhouse, it maintains a restrained, easy gospel feel that builds slowly to a thrilling conclusion. A fusion of the American gospel style and jazz harmonies, this is a musical portrait that encapsulates the triumph of the human spirit. There is simply nothing better for mixed chorus or men's voices in either the church or concert hall. Unforgettable!