Composed by Verdi in 1841, about the Hebrew slaves held by Nebuchkadnezzar, in the opera Nabucco, I have two versions with special meaning. one by the Greek chanteuse Nana Mouskouri, who recorded it in several languages but my favorite here in Spanish, and an especially poignant version here, sung by a South Korean Church Choir, our prayer for the Koreans still held in bondage north of the 38th parallel.

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