Gospel Legend Kirk Franklin Rereleases ‘Lean On Me’ With Compassion Youth Choir
By Movieguide® Staff
Grammy-winning music artist Kirk Franklin announced that the rerelease of his song, “Lean on Me,” will feature the Compassion Youth Choir.
The choirmaster, who worked with children from all 25 countries in Compassion’s child development program, said that he wanted to give a voice to impoverished youth around the world.
“I think music is the great unifier and I think that it cuts through all the political infrastructure,” Franklin told CBN. “I think it cuts through every social construct that we have established to be able to separate each other, to be able to divide us and to the socioeconomic areas that really do none of us any good.”
“I was very grateful and excited to bring back a song that’s over 20 years old and to be able to use it as a tool to be able to get these kids that are sometimes invisible to the rest of us because we’re so busy scrolling and trying to be bosses and entrepreneurs that sometimes the least of us get forgotten,” he added.
Gospel legend Kirk Franklin recently weighed in on the common misconception that God exists to make us happy.
“Being broken is not a bad thing [because] even in the darkest times, God, in His sovereignty, can be doing His greatest Work,” the artist told The Christian Post.
“We have this misconception that God is trying to make us happy,” he said. “God is not trying to make us happy. God is trying to make us His. And so whatever process comes from that. Once again, I know that sounds foolish to the world. It sounds foolish to humanism. And our natural intelligence doesn’t have the capacity to access and program the spiritual. And again, things of the spiritual a lot of times have been abused and manipulated.”
Franklin continued: “Breaking is not all bad. I know that it may seem kind of intuitive to Western culture because, in America, we pride ourselves on being strong and not easily broken. But gold doesn’t become pure until it’s taken through the fire.”
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