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     A GREETING SONG TO OUR BROTHERS IN AFRICA   Table of Contents     WHY BABY WAS NAMED CHRIS.

Mossell, N.F.
The Work of Afro-American Women

- VERSE.
- CHILD OF THE SOUTHLAND.


CHILD OF THE SOUTHLAND.


Child of the Southland
Baring thy bosom,
Feeling hate's poisoned dart,
Reeking with venom,
God looks upon you,
Seeth your sorrow;
Great the awakening,
Dawneth the morrow,
Lifteth the burden,
Greed placed upon you.
Mercy is watching
Justice but sleeping,
Angels above you,
Their vigils keeping;
raster
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Cometh the future,
With its hope laden,
Keepeth the promise,
Made us in Eden;
Ethiop stretcheth
Forward her hand,
Graspeth the staff of life,
Gaineth the promised land.

     A GREETING SONG TO OUR BROTHERS IN AFRICA   Table of Contents     WHY BABY WAS NAMED CHRIS.