This Is My Country
The Impressions Lyrics

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Some people think we don't have the right
To say it's my country
Before they give in, they'd rather fuss and fight
Than say it's my country
I've paid three hundred years or more
Of slave driving, sweat, and welts on my back
This is my country

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Too many have died in protecting my pride
For me to go second class
We've survived a hard blow and I want you to know
That you'll face us at last
And I know you will give consideration
Shall we perish unjust or live equal as a nation
This is my country

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And I know you will give consideration
Shall we perish unjust or live equal as a nation
This is my country

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Acts 17:22-31 (NIV2011)
22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.
23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.
24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.
25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.
28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill.
30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.
31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”

This I must post because the truth will set history straight. GOD informed us that from Adam and Eve He created all the Nations of the world. All races of people were created in the first two parents. Our existence is in GOD. And all races of peoples came from Him. We are all related to one another! But this you won't believe because you don't believe in GOD or His word. One day I am going to be challenged to defend what I have been led by the Spirit of GOD to believe. And my reward will be death at the hands of men who challenge the sovereignty GOD. But my reward at the hands of GOD will be eternal life. Mankind is not greater than GOD. He is a direct creation of GOD. And I find great consolation in the fact that GOD will one day come and give me consolation from the beliefs of men. "Yes, GOD is real and alive."

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Jean Wiggins


robert johnson

It shouldn't have been like that in the first place.


You do realize that the vast majority of people that fought and died for black people to be free were white, right? I mean if you were trying to say that people need to remember that, I 100% agree.

William Jones

@Terrance Fields
Then join the group that's fought the longest and hardest for equality AND justice (Civil Rights, BLM etc) and don't support police murders of Black Americans by making racist dumb comments as: "he was a criminal/drug addict/thug anyway so he deserved to die" crap comments so many "who claim to be for equality".
That's a starting point for all who are not Black Americans who believe they GOT SOUL!!! LOL...pass that fire...then you'll have crossed over into the late John Lewis territory.✌✌

William Jones


Terrance Fields

What about us other folks with soul.

Deborah Patterson

Curtis wrote and sang some of the best anthems!


Curtis Mayfield's vivid imagery and commentary on the wiles of our lives. He really gives a great deal of thought and subjective analysis was just his view, but the views and opinions of many of our people. Curtis Mayfield was a pioneer... not only did he touch us with his music but its effects are even greater than what meets the eye cuz what everyone of color thought... he broadcasted in his music. May King Curtis truly rest in peace.

Jeffrey Palmer

In light of everything going on in the world, this is more relevant than ever.  Peace to you Mr. Mayfield.

Felix Hill

4 years later and its even more relevant now than it was then.

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