Both are timeless pieces but in different music genres. rap and gospel. : Lyricism is a quality that expresses deep feelings or emotions in an artist : artistically, a beautiful or expressive quality; an intense personal quality expressive of feeling or emotion in an artist, also EXUBERANCE. Lyric is the words of a song. Lyrical is having expressive quality according to beautiful artists. An example of a Lyricist is Mrs. Civilla D Martin. You have to give her credit. She wrote in 1904 "His Eye Is On The Sparrow." She once reflected, "I wrote the song 'His Eye Is on the Sparrow' in the company of a bedridden saint in the city of Elmira, New York. I was reading and singing to her and during our conversation, I chanced to ask her if she did not sometimes get discouraged. This is when she responded about *God's care for the sparrow. Her answer prompted me to find paper and pencil, and in a very short time I had completed the poem."
*Matthew 10;29-31 "Aren't two sparrows sold for a penny? Not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's permission. (I am not sure of the interpretation of this Scripture. I posted it as a footnote. With all repect to God, I have no affiliation with Religion)
One profession. Two qualified and talented Lyricist's. Both dropped smash hits. Both Lived in New York, Both positively mentioned God. Both are legendary assets to the music industry and they will both be greatly missed. May God Rest their souls.
Dorothy Monson Horton (1926-2008) / His Eye Is On The Sparrow (lyricist Civilla D. Martin & composer Charles H. Gabriel) / Recorded May 18, 1975 during a live performance at D.A.R. Constitution Hall, Washington, DC.
DOROTHY MONSON HORTON, a church soloist whose appearance sparked racial controversy at a Washington, DC church in 1965.
After arriving in the Washington area in 1954, Mrs. Horton was a featured soloist at many large churches, including Asbury United Methodist Church, St. John's Episcopal Church and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, all in the District. She also performed with the Camarata Chorus and the Evelyn White Chorale.
In 1965, Mrs. Horton, who was African American, was engaged as a substitute soloist at the predominantly white Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Northwest Washington.
When the church pastor, Edward G. Latch, barred her from singing with the choir, he was denounced by the church's district superintendent. Mrs. Horton refused to sing at the church until Latch apologized.
On November 21, 1965, after the pastor's apology, she appeared at the church and performed a solo in a work by Beethoven.
"Several members of the congregation came down to the choir room afterward to say they were glad she sang," a Washington Post article noted.
Latch, who later became chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives, preached a sermon on sin and forgiveness, saying, "We are all sinners. We have all fallen short of the glory of God."
Mrs. Horton was born in Eola, Louisiana, and grew up in New Orleans and St. Paul, Minnesota. She was a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul. Since the mid-1960s, she had been a member of Woodside United Methodist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was a principal soloist at a 1977 hymn festival at D.A.R. Constitution Hall.
-- from the Washington Post - Thursday, September 25, 2008 / page B07
CONSTITUTION HALL, built in 1929 for the annual conventions of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and made available for the public to rent as an entertainment venue. The D.A.R. became infamous in 1939 for refusing to allow African American contralto Marian Anderson (1897-993) to perform in its hall, prompting US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to resign from the organization. With the aid of President Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt, Anderson performed a critically acclaimed open-air concert on Easter Sunday, 1939 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to a crowd of more than 75,000 people and a radio audience in the millions. After this incident, Anderson performed at Constitution Hall six times, and years later launched her farewell tour from the Constitution Hall stage.