This powerful, multi-part layered song was composed by Ana Hernández. It has often been used as a prayer song, holding space for fears and challenges to be named, held, and blessed by our collective voices.
Ana often begins with two lower voices (the ostinato, "Hold my hope... and the response, "Hold my trembling...") and lets the rhythm settle before lining out the melody. Further harmonies can then be lined out or improvised by the group.
"Hold my hope.
Hold my trembling.
Hold my heart, teach me to be love."