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……… Witness the Father’s creation,
How furrowed his brow with the intensity of being
The soul human, made in the image of truth, man
Hear us Abba Father, grateful that you felt the need
To bring us into perpetuity through this one.
The struggles of a nation of people scattered across the earth
Your people, who have felt oppression, racism, hatred and scorn
Whose only transgression was their place of birth
Though the hurt is not forgotten, the healing has begun.
We have witnessed your goodness in the fruition
Of the dreams deferred in a multi-hued world
As told to Martin and Daniel and other possessors of cognition
For You are our rock and we cherish Your unfailing love
Infuse in us strength to carry the torch forward.
The victory of this day is not an end to the struggle
Not just one only is charged to keep on keeping on
It is for everyone to let our hearts be troubled
And to help all who you appointed get the job done
Thank you Lord for all the
O sweet Lord Jesus, grant
Grant them everlasting rest.
Liberate me to continue through this discontent of summer tears
Open my eyes to the plane of dignity, discipline and my soul force
Let me seek the satisfaction of justice that rolls down like the waters
Show me the righteousness that flows like a mighty stream source
Let us know Oh Lord that our dream is an American dream
We don’t want to be brooding over what’s behind, or looking dejectedly down
When the next four years have gone and from this day we have passed
Liberate me to look into the future, shouting out grateful and loud
Free at last, free at last, Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.
Grant Adams eternal rest Abba Father, may your everlasting shine
Not only on
For you are merciful and just in your own time.
Help us to keep our faith, help us to do our part.
So it was written, so it was uttered, so it be done.