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Freedom's Child

Freedom's Child lyrics

Freedom's Child

Frederick Douglass

Look at these hands
I stole them from my master
Look through these eyes
Imagine what they've seen
The cold, dark night
Must now come to an end
A holy light
Is just around the bend
Today we fight
For all the ground in between
The words we say and what we really mean
So let the bells of freedom ring
Let the dogs of war run wild
From out the age of darkness bring
The birth of freedom's child

Look at these words:
"To God all men are equal"
Write them again
In letters black and strong
Till all are free
We'll all live as a slave
We all must be
The land born to the brave
Till you and me
Can find a place to belong
Where we believe what isn't right must be wrong
So throw my brother's chains away
No more to be exiled
And get down on your knees and pray
We'll all be freedom's child

All of those years
Standing outside
Knocking on heaven's door
All of those tears
All of us crying
Give us our freedom
Nothing less, nothing more!
Where slavery is, there liberty cannot be
Freedom!
Where liberty is, there slavery cannot be
Freedom!
If this institution of slavery is to be removed from this land
Freedom!
We must remove it!

So throw my brother's chains away
Freedom!
No more to be exiled
Freedom!
And get down on your knees and pray
Freedom!
We'll all be freedom's child!
So let the bells of freedom ring
Freedom!
Let the dogs of war run wild
Freedom!
From out the age of darkness bring
Freedom!
The birth of freedom's child

So throw my brother's chains away
Freedom!
No more to be exiled
Freedom!
And get down on your knees and pray
Freedom!
We'll all be freedom's child!
Last Update: June, 19th 2014


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Musical: Civil War, The. Song: Freedom's Child. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes