Golden Globe-Nominated Song Quotes Christ’s Words to His Church

Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman in HARRIET, a Focus Features release.
Credit: Glen Wilson / Focus Features

Cynthia Erivo was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Original Song “Stand Up,” co-written with Joshuah Brian Campbell, and Best Actress in a Drama.

“Stand Up” contains powerful spiritual lyrics, including a quote from Jesus to His disciples recorded in John 14:3.

I’m gonna stand up
Take my people with me
Together we are going
To a brand new home
Far across the river
I hear freedom calling
Calling me to answer
Gonna keep on keepin’ on
I can feel it in my bones

I go to prepare a place for you
I go to prepare a place for you
I go to prepare a place for you
I go to prepare a place for you

Erivo wanted the lyrics “to reencourage people to know that we have a responsibility to fight just like she did,” according to Deadline.

“I wanted people to know that the work that she did was special and important,” Erivo told the outlet. “I wanted to pay homage to who she was and what she had done and the legacy she had left behind.”

Movieguide® called HARRIET one of the best movies of 2019.

According to the review, HARRIET is an exceptionally powerful, well-made movie with a strong Christian worldview, but it does have intense scenes and some foul language. The woman who plays Harriet, Cynthia Erivo, does a powerful job at showing the courageous and charismatic Harriet Tubman. Harriet prays to God, and God gives her guidance. HARRIET the movie clearly shows that Jesus does miracles, gets us through hard times and fights for us when needed.

Click here to read the full review.

Watch the video to hear more about how Harriet Tubman’s faith affected the stars in the biopic.

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