Monday, April 6, 2015

"Indian Resurrection"



They were robbed
But You will restore what was lost

Their tribes were decimated
But You will gather them again

Their people were killed
But You will raise them to life

They were scalped
But You will crown them with honor

They were called savages
But You will call them sons and daughters

Their spirituality was forbidden
But You will restore and fulfill it

Their homes were destroyed
But You will give them an everlasting home

Their livelihood was taken away
But You will provide living bread

Their land was "allotted" away
But You will give them the earth to inherit

Their children were taken away
But You will bring them back

They were enslaved
But You will break every chain

They were experimented on
But You will give them new bodies

Their history was denied
But You will bring out the truth

They were made into entertainment
But You will honor their dances

They were given token "honor"
But You will give them true honor

They were made into mascots
But You will honor them for who they are

Their sacred things were cheapened
But You will restore their honor

Their heritage was abused
But You will make it radiant

Their image was romanticized
But You will show who they really are

Their clothes were made costumes
But You will dress them with honor

Their dreams were taken away
But You will restore their dreams

They were given a nightmare
But You will give them a new vision

Their freedom was taken away
But You will bring them new freedom

They were made to bear a cross
But You will redeem their suffering

For the cross You bore willingly
will redeem the cross forced upon them

Your wounds
will heal their wounds

And because You arose from the tomb
so they will arise from America

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