This Joy


“THIS JOY” ARRANGED BY G. Phillip Shoultz, III

Joe Davis read his poem, “This Joy” inspired by the traditional gospel song of the same name. The VocalEssence Chorus, Ensemble Singers, Singers Of This Age, and Vintage Voices conducted by Associate Artistic Director G. Phillip Shoultz, III, featuring Joe Davis and The Poetic Diaspora perform “This Joy” arranged by G. Phillip Shoultz, III recorded on February 26, 2023 at WITNESS: Reawakening Love from the 2022-2023 Season.



This joy that I have the world didn’t give it to me.
The world didn’t give.
The world can’t take it away.
—Traditional Gospel


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