WE thank the Lord for this glorious day!
WE thank the Lord for those that paved the way!
The herald voice of Mahalia Jackson, WE hear YOUR love.
WE are forever grateful, for freedom felt from above.
The intellect and grace you give, is never partial.
For, WE see YOUR goodness in Thurgood Marshall.
To the many embodied with endurance, who made a landmark-
Refused to give up, like Barack Obama and Rosa Parks.
For, YOUR hope covers us like an umbrella,
The same comfort YOU gave Nelson Mandela.
During times of white hooded sheets and police,
WE thank YOU Lord for YOUR peace.
In your appointed and anointed one, Martin Luther King-
WE saw your insight, courage and light; WE saw everything.
Like Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson and Jessie Owens;
YOU brought us faith and patience, seen thru the eyes of great ones.
For the ones YOU instill with wisdom like Harriet Tubman,
WE give you all the praise, honor and glory…AMEN AMEN AMEN!