Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues

Opinion: "The works I've done ...."

We lost the great Sharon Jones a year ago tomorrow, after a long and heroic battle against cancer. Before her departure, however, the Georgia-born Jones left us with this, a cut off her new, posthumously released album "Soul of a Woman."

In an interview shortly before her death, she referenced her fondness for a gospel classic, "May the Works I've Done Speak for Me." The opening lyrics go like this:

"May the works I've done speak for me.

May the works I've done speak for me.

When I'm resting in my grave,

there's nothing to be said;

May the works the works I've done,

Speak for me."

Her works don't merely speak, they sing.


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Jay Bookman writes about government and politics, with an occasional foray into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.