The Lord watches over black people,
his ears listen to their cries for help.
But it doesn’t feel like it! How long, oh Lord?
How long must my neighbors, students, and friends have sorrow in their hearts every day?
Look at them! Answer them!
The Lord’s face is set against white supremacy,
to eliminate even the memory of it from the earth.
When black people cry out, the Lord listens;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
My heart is broken in 1,000 pieces, a black mother said.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
he saves those whose spirits are crushed.
I just need everyone to know that he is much more than this, a black mother said.
The righteous know this, but the wicked do not understand.
Only a little while longer, and the wicked will be cut off!
White people plot against the righteous,
But my Lord just laughs at them
because he knows that their day is coming.
Black people will inherit the land,
not one of their bones will be broken.