God Help the Outcasts – My Prayer for Orlando – Evynne Hollens

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(intro) I don’t know if you can hear me or if you’re even there. I don’t know if you would listen to a humble prayer Yes, I know I’m just an outcast, I shouldn’t speak to you Still I see your face and wonder were you once an outcast too? God help the outcasts, hungry from birth show them the mercy they don’t find on Earth The lost and forgotten, they look to you still God help the outcasts, or nobody will I ask for nothing, I can get by But I know so many less lucky than I God help the outcasts, the poor and down trod I thought we all were the children of God I don’t know if there’s a reason why some are blessed, some not Why the few you seem to favor they fear us, flee us, try not to see us God help the outcasts, the tattered, the torn seeking an answer to why they were born Winds of misfortune have blown them about You made the outcasts, don’t cast them out The poor and unlucky, the weak and the odd I thought we all were the children of God. Hi everyone! Thank you so much for watching my cover of “God Help the Outcasts”. This was by far my most requested song, so thank you all for the beautiful song request. With the recent tragedy in Orlando, I thought like this was a way for me to express my prayer to the vicitms and to their families and so I hope it touched you and please share with those you feel like it may bring some comfort to. We are currently in the car because we are scouting out our next few videos. So, all the classics are coming up: Snow White, Sleeping Beauty This song is available on Loudr, as usual, and it’s also on Spotify A huge, huge thank you as always to my wonderful patrons. Thank you all so so much You make it possible for me to become a princess and sing these beautiful Disney songs and all the other fun and exciting things we have coming up. So thanks again! I will see you all in two weeks. Bye! Subtitles by the Amara.org community

 

100 Responses

  1. Lea Kloß

    April 9, 2017 10:09 am

    OMG I'm only seeing this now (idk why) and I'm in tears – you're voice is gorgeous and this cover really touched me, sooo beautiful…thank you! ❤️

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  2. mainepurple1974

    April 25, 2017 3:38 am

    I want to thank you so much for doing this. One of the most powerful videos I have ever seen. I hope God will continue to bless you and Peter. You both are surely a treasure to this world of ours. I have dreamed that someday i could do a video with either one of you. I enjoy the disney videos more than anything but this one because I have a disability. I was born with no outer ears but have had countless surgeries to have them built but music is big part of my life. I LOVE YOU GUYS…..

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  3. Mark Foor

    May 3, 2017 3:35 am

    Beautiful and soul stirring. Your voice is perfect for this song! If a person listening isn't moved to tears, they have no heart! (I was!)

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  4. Denise Campbell

    June 13, 2017 2:37 am

    One year ago today & the message of this has an even deeper meaning w/all going in the World right now. Thank you Evynne.

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  5. John Mauer

    June 17, 2017 3:43 am

    where did the addditional lyrics come from? i dont rememeber these were they in the credits?

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  6. JohnTheBaptist

    July 2, 2017 6:26 pm

    I've always been moved by this song. And you do it so awesomely. Thanks to both of you.

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  7. Kinkos Sisters

    July 7, 2017 2:47 pm

    Oh, man. I'm going to cry. I love this song from Hunchback of Notre Dame. Most of the songs speak to us on so many levels.

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  8. Katrín

    July 8, 2017 5:59 am

    I know it's been more than a year since you posted this Evynne. But this is the first time I've heard it so I just want to say what's in my heart now, after hearing it. When I was growing up nobody was gay around me. Nobody. So I wasn't told about it, nobody talked to me about it. So when I grew up, moved, and got to know gays and lesbians and even bisexuals, I was a blank paper. I was able to decide for myself what I thought about it. And to my surprise I didn't find it any different than being straight. To me it was just another form of love. Because nobody had ever told me otherwise. Since 2016 I've met so many gays and lesbians that have become my dear friends. So this song gets to me. How you make this classic song be about Orlando hurts my heart because it reminds me that even if I feel like my life is good, my friends still have to fight for their rights. So Evyenne, thank you. Thank you so so much for making this classic song into something that not just me, but everybody (hopefully) can relate to! I am a subscriber and will continue to be so because you are awesome!

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  9. Danielle Shearer

    July 30, 2017 2:39 am

    I support the LGBTQ community and always have. I know what it's like when people make fun of you and stare or point or are even afraid. I'm from another community people sometimes forget about. I am disabled due to a birth defect and have used a wheelchair full-time since I was thirteen months old. Sometimes I have to fight to be seen and treated as a whole person and even for my rights! I'm on Medicare and Medicaid, need food stamps, and I am on section 8 housing. All of this is so I can live as independently as possible! I know some people with issues such as mine who are afraid to be legally married because it could cut their benefits! How fair is that?

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  10. Katherine York

    August 14, 2017 2:29 am

    Hi Evynne, can you please do a cover of "The Water is Wide" it is a beautiful day song if you haven't heard it. I am absolutely in love with it and I think your voice would sound fantastic with it.

    This is an amazing cover too! Thank you Love.

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  11. insidiousChaos

    August 16, 2017 5:33 pm

    I know it's been a year since you posted this, but I grew up being the only out person I knew. And even then it was heavily discouraged by my family. I'm only now allowing myself time to grieve such a loss in my community, since it's just hitting me now how much danger we are all in.

    So here I am, sitting in a puddle of my own tears, glad there are people who will continue to help us when no one else will. Thank you

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  12. Joanne Gucci

    August 16, 2017 9:52 pm

    I Am Literally Crying!!!! That was absolutely beautiful!! Words CANNOT express how much i appreciate this! Coming from a gay black man it's so hard to just keep going and stay positive, there is just so much negativity it breaks my heart! This has definitely touched my soul! Thank you so much for doing this! I'm trying to stop crying. lol

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  13. Morgan Manigold

    September 24, 2017 5:47 pm

    Damn this is so powerful! I forgot how beautiful your voice was Evynne, and it did resonate with me and all of my friends that I’m about to share it with!

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  14. Mr Paine

    October 8, 2017 12:02 pm

    I am ashamed that it has taken me so long to discover this 😞
    For this is such a powerful version and a interesting change in the lyrics but none the less a wonderful piece of music😊

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  15. Danielle Marie

    October 10, 2017 1:20 am

    Beautiful as always!
    I’m doing Hunchback of Notre Dame at the local college this fall, I have a technical question for you. I noticed you did a j-glide between the words “the” and “outcasts” was that a deliberate choice? Would you recommend I do that too? Or would a glottal stop be preferred?
    Thank you for all your videos! You make me want to be a better singer!

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  16. Shawna Leister

    October 30, 2017 1:57 am

    This spoke to me as I am part of the LGBTQ community and I was truly hurt about what happened and you made such a beautiful tribute for our community, speaking for myself and my fallen brothers and sisters Thank You! <3

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  17. Rachel the pony

    November 3, 2017 12:40 pm

    I cry so much evertime I hear this song its such a powerful song. You sing so beautiful I really like it.

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  18. Brianna Joyce

    November 19, 2017 8:13 pm

    God, this wrecks me every time I listen. "I thought we all were children of God," indeed. Thanks for this, Evynne.

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  19. Otto Knoph

    December 30, 2017 3:50 am

    I am not gay, but eventhogh, the song is about me. Thank you for bringing hope to my life. Your beauty brings meaning to life. I will never know you (or Peter=, but you two has bringed hope back to my life.

    Best regards one who thought that the nuse was the only answer before I fell in love with your voices

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  20. Philip McCarty

    February 5, 2018 6:42 am

    I love this rendition of "God help the Outcasts", here in Germany we feel the needs of so many refugees from Syria who land here to escape persecution and death in their own country. I play this piece on the piano regularly, and have your voice in my ear when playing. God help the Outcasts, and the refugees.

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  21. Ben Alder

    February 12, 2018 2:09 am

    What a touching moment. Thank you Evynne. Made me realize that we all need to be reminded that god doesn't like this. But he can feel pain of so many individuals that needs comfort. And that people need to be reminded again that we need to excepted other people's sexuality and that God love's them know matter who they are, who they are or who they are doing something with that someone, etc. Thanks again Evynne.

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  22. JessyHeart

    March 20, 2018 4:43 am

    I lost four friends to this tragedy at Pulse. Thank you Evelyn and your husband Peter. You both spread love and understanding with music and it brings me and many others comfort and peace we wouldn't know otherwise. Thank you for standing with them all and letting their prayers, my prayers be heard in your song.

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  23. Amanda Ong

    April 9, 2018 2:58 pm

    Hey Evynne, this is simply amazing. I’m interested in getting in touch with your pianist for his sheet music – I’d like to perform this piece for my music exam. Would you be able to help me out?

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  24. Dastiel4ever

    May 6, 2018 6:42 pm

    I don't know if You can hear me
    Or if You're even there
    I don't know if You will listen

    To a humble prayer
    Yes I know I am just an outcast
    I shouldn't speak to You
    Still, I see your face and wonder
    Were You once an outcast, too?

    God help the outcasts
    Hungry from birth
    Show them the mercy
    They don't find on earth
    The lost and forgotten
    They look to You still
    God help the outcasts
    Or nobody will

    I ask for nothing
    I can get by
    But I know so many
    Less lucky than I
    God help the outcasts
    The poor and down trod
    I thought we all were
    The children of God

    I don't know if there's a reason
    Why some are blessed, some not
    Why the few You seem to favor
    They fear us
    Flee us
    Try not to see us

    God help the outcasts
    The tattered the torn
    Seeking an answer
    To why they were born
    Winds of misfortune
    Have blown them about
    You made the outcasts
    Don't cast them out

    The poor and unlucky
    The weak and the odd
    I thought we all were
    The children of
    God…

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  25. Dian Winasti

    May 13, 2018 5:46 am

    well. I just find this song. it's touched my heart. because today's headline in Indonesia is about Terrorism. they forced 3 Churches in Surabaya, East Java. 😢

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  26. John Carpenter

    May 26, 2018 2:52 am

    How did I miss this video! So beautiful, such a touching tribute! Thank you Evynne for sharing your amazing talent!!

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  27. Jake Ross

    June 7, 2018 11:30 am

    I don't know how I'm just now listening to this amazing cover. It was beautiful. Thank you!!

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  28. Deanna Spitulski

    July 3, 2018 2:04 am

    Wow! Thank you for this amazing cover and your words for the Orlando victims ❤

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  29. Kei Xule

    October 8, 2018 5:05 am

    I'm a bi transgender I am a female by birth but I'm transition into a man and this song always hit home for me in both the Disney version and even more so with Evelyn thanks so much for this

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  30. Elphaba Thropp

    January 28, 2019 8:48 pm

    I have not cried this much for a long time until I saw this video. This is on my Spotify playlist and I cry every time I hear it. Even though I'm British, I still spare thoughts for those affected by violence, whether it's in my home country or anywhere else in the world.

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  31. Elphaba Thropp

    January 28, 2019 8:48 pm

    I have not cried this much for a long time until I saw this video. This is on my Spotify playlist and I cry every time I hear it. Even though I'm British, I still spare thoughts for those affected by violence, whether it's in my home country or anywhere else in the world.

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  32. Travis Wolken

    March 31, 2019 2:16 am

    Great job on this beautiful cover of this Disney song for Orlando, it was so powerful made me cry.

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  33. Nicklas Andersen

    April 3, 2019 9:57 am

    I found this cover on Spotify a few months ago and couldn't get over how beautiful it was. But now, watching the video, and knowing it was released in the context of the Orlando massacre I… I don't even know what to say: It's like being overwhelmed by its power all over again.

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  34. Aungheinhtut27 Aungheinhtut27

    July 7, 2019 7:13 pm

    I can't understand myself why i'm so deeply into that song and after watching this, my cheek full with tear streams falling endlessly.

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  35. muirpower

    September 5, 2019 11:04 pm

    This song needs to be resurrected as an anthem for today (2019)! A few new visuals could update the relevance of this beautiful song to the challenges we have today – of the children separated from their parents in immigrant detention centers, and of the families dying in the Arizona desert trying to escape terrorism in Central America.

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  36. Jake Anthony Parker

    November 21, 2019 1:56 am

    I listened to this today before my own private remembrance for Trans day of remembrance and I cried as I usually do when I listen

    I hope one day us outcasts will no longer be considered such

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  37. Captain Rednek

    December 10, 2019 7:54 pm

    Beautifully sung, really. But your wording and meaning implies 2 very incorrect things. 1) God creates gays and 2) God dismisses gays. Why spread those lies?

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  38. Zahk Abee

    December 20, 2019 12:10 pm

    Gurrrrllll…….. I thought that I had subscribed forever ago. Just doing that now. I just listened to this for about the millionth'finity time and I still greatly appreciate that you sang this so beautifully, but the message behind it was just as strong. Stay fierce and fabulous!

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  39. proud2bpagan

    February 12, 2020 1:47 am

    As a lesbian whose brother had Asperger's Syndrome, CP, and Tourette's Syndrome, this song hits home on so many levels. it makes me think of the tears I would cry because our mom and dad didn't accept my sexuality, and the teasing and bullying my late brother endured when he was in school.

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