There Is A Better Day

from by Carl Thomas Gladstone

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See these poor souls from Africa,
Transported to America:
We are stolen, and sold to Georgia,
will you go with me?
sound the jubilee.
 
Dear Lord! dear Lord! 
when will Slavery cease
Then we poor souls 
can have our peace;
There's a better day coming
There's a better day coming,
 
See these poor souls from Burma,
Transported to brothels abroad:
We are stolen, and sold away,
will you go with me?
sound the jubilee.
 
See wives and husbands sold apart,
The children's screams!—it breaks the heart;
We are stolen, and torn asunder
will you go with me?
sound the jubilee. 
 
O, gracious Lord! when shall it be,
That we poor souls shall all be free?
Lord, break them Slavery powers -
will you go with me?
sound the jubilee.

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from The Abolitionist Hymnal, released July 1, 2011

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Carl Thomas Gladstone Detroit, Michigan

As a music and mischief maker on the prophetic edge Carl writes music as a discipline of justice-seeking and disruptive discipleship. He writes to engage people of faith and of no faith in deep questions and engaging stories that matter for the world.

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