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We Work for Racial Justice Now

by Jann Aldredge-Clanton

Genesis 1:27; Exodus 6:2-8

We work for racial justice now, for true equality;
come, Sister-Brother Spirit, come, and help us all be free.

We work to stop injustice now, to end oppressive ways;
come, Sister-Brother Spirit, come, and guide to better days.

O Sister-Brother Spirit, help us know your breadth and height;
each culture, every color shows your image dark and bright.

Come, Sister-Brother Spirit, come, and heal our wounded past;
together we shall overcome, and all be free at last.
                                                       
Refrain:

We are claiming the promised land; we are claiming the promised land;
come, sisters, brothers, hand in hand; we are claiming the promised land.       


Words © 2014 Jann Aldredge-Clanton

PROMISED LAND ("On Jordan's Stormy Banks")
8.6.8.6 (CM) with refrain 

From the hymnal Earth Transformed with Music! Inclusive Songs for Worship (Eakin Press, 2015), which you can order through Amazon.com or through Jann Aldredge-Clanton's website.


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