“Christ-Sophia,” painting by Stacy Boorn
“Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all Her paths are peace” (Proverbs 3:17).
“You will know the truth and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32).
Music artist Tiana Marquez sings 2 stanzas and the refrain of “When People Follow Wisdom’s Way.”
When people follow Wisdom’s way, She will set us free;
then truth will triumph day by day; She will set us free.
When women have equality, She will set us free;
then all can be all we can be; She will set us free.
When racial justice comes on earth, She will set us free;
then all will know each other’s worth; She will set us free.
When workers’ rights become the norm, She will set us free;
then all join hands to bring reform; She will set us free.
When people join in Wisdom’s plan, She will set us free;
then peace will come to every land; She will set us free.
Follow Wisdom, claim Her transforming power;
tell all people, She will set us free.
Words © 2017 Jann Aldredge-Clanton GO DOWN MOSES
Performed by: Tiana Marquez
Lyrics: Jann Aldredge-Clanton
Stacy Boorn: “Christ-Sophia” painting
Since singing a solo in church at age three, Tiana Marquez has had an active career in the arts. In adulthood, she has found fulfillment in contributing to the cultural life of her community, with an emphasis on highlighting the African-American experience.
Tiana has performed at a number of locations from California to Canada, from the United States to the United Kingdom, in churches, libraries, and schools. She has performed live on radio and television. Whatever the venue, Tiana captivates diverse audiences with her multi-cultural storytelling and song.
Tiana has released five albums, featuring both her music and storytelling.
Tiana Marquez holds an M.A. in Art Education, specializing in Art Therapy, and has had intensive training in dance, acting, and singing. She sees herself as not just a performer, but also an educator, believing the arts to be an important means of teaching non-violence and tolerance.