BALTIMORE (WJZ) — At a time when the world needs a little hope, Morgan State University’s choir offers just that with their rendition of “We are the World.”

The choir sang the song together virtually and the video was posted by their music director Dr. Eric Conway on YouTube Wednesday.

“The heart of music is to make a difference in our lives, and this song does quite that,” Conway said.

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The video begins with the words, “Despite this uncertain time in history, the human spirit still triumphs.”

“We must remember: “We are the world, we are the children… it’s true, we make better days, just you and me.”

It builds on each member’s solo. Amirah Farmer is one of them.

”I think it shows that even during the tragic time that we’re in we can still come together as a community and we can still be united even while we’re separated,” she told wjz. “It’s kind of like an oxymoron, we’re most united while we’re so divided.”

Their performance already has thousands of views.

”We are stronger together than separate, and again, it makes quite a statement,” Conway said.

Watch Morgan State’s rendition by clicking here.

The song initially came out in 1985 as a charity song by supergroup USA for Africa and was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian.

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