“A Little Longer”
Nancey Jackson Johnson
From the Camdon CD
The Heart of Nancey Jackson Johnson(2014)
I have been enamored of Nancey Jackson Johnson’s voice and dramatic take on a song ever since hearing her sing “Lead Me to the Rock” on Rev. Stef & Jubilation’s 2006 The Launch Out Project. Since then, Nancey has recorded with Donnie McClurkin and Judith Christie McAllister, and now she is on her own.
“A Little Longer” is a prayer/soliloquy of thanksgiving. Its recitative enables Nancey to explore a range of emotions, from simple beseeching to heart-wrenching intensity. When she sings God’s response, it’s a touching father-like request: “you don’t have to do a thing, just be with me a little longer.” The ending has the stately simplicity of a hymn. Passionate and powerful.
See Nancey perform the song in the studio.