WOMEN OF OUR NATIONS

Written by: Christina Milford

WOMEN OF OUR NATIONS, STRONG WOMEN! HELD FAST AND BOUND BY THE WHIMS OF MEN CARRYING SHAME, ENSHROUDED WITH BLAME WOUNDED, NEAR STRANGLED BY THOSE WHO CAME WOMEN HELD FAST, SHACKLED IN CHAINS EX-DAYS OF SLAVE-TRADE YOU’VE HELD THESE PAINS LOOK AT YOUR HISTORY, TELL ME I’M WRONG TELL ME, WHO HAS FOR YOU WRITTEN A SONG… A SONG THAT’S A LULLABY, EASING YOUR FEARS A SONG TO BRING SOLACE AND COMFORT, NOT TEARS ‘TIS TIME THAT YOU LOOK AT WHO YOU ARE WAKE UP AND FIND OUT FROM WHENCE CAME THESE SCARS WOMEN OF SORROWS, CARRYING BLOOD STAINS STAINS IN YOUR GARMENTS THAT ECHO THE STRAINS OF STORIES QUITE DARK AND HIDDEN THOUGH STARK LET SELF ADMIT WHAT’S MADE THIS MARK. ‘TIS TIME TO AWAKE AND FROM YOU SHAKE VOLUMES OF SHAME DUBBED YOUR MISTAKE! WHAT YOU NEED RIGHT NOW IS TO BE SET FREE THOUGH YOU WEAR NO SHACKLES THAT MEN CAN SEE THE BONDAGE YOU WEAR IS YOUR SHROUD OF SHAME NOT SEEN BY MEN, BUT ETCHED IN YOUR NAME ENSLAVED BY YOUR MEMORIES, BOUND BY THE PAST YOU FILL OUR CHURCHES FOR A SALVE AND REPAST. OH LORD, OUR GOD! DELIVERERS WE NEED DELIVERS WHO LOVE YOU AND YOUR SEED! BONDAGE-BREAKERS FREED FROM STENCH THOSE WHO WILL NOT TWIST AND WRENCH OUR WOUNDED SOULS QUITE BATTLE WORN DEPRESSED, SUPPRESSED AND TEMPEST-TORN DELIVERERS! COME! FROM ZION COME! DELIVERERS! BRING DELIVEREANCE NOW! BRING THE WORD TO HEAL THE LAME SING THE WORD TO LOOSE THEIR SHAME SKILLFULLY THE SWORD EMPLOY HALT THE MELEE MIDST GIRL AND BOY! IT WAS FOR THIS THE SAVIOUR CAME TO LOOSE THE CAPTIVES BOUND IN SHAME THEN THESE WHO’RE LOOSED, FROM BONDAGE FREED WILL THEMSELVES BUILD… TOUCHED BY THE NEED POWERED AND PROPELLED, SPIRIT-FILLED… THE NATIONS IN THEIR HEARTS INSTILLED