“Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear . . . I RISE” φ Victory Service Honoring the Life of Dr. Maya Angelou

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“Out of the huts of history’s shameφ
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise”

 

Watch the full Service Here

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