I Remember, I Believe
   Sweet Honey In the Rock


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I don't know how my mother walked her trouble down.
I don't know how my father stood his ground.
I don't know how my people survived slavery.
I do remember; that's why I believe.

I don't know why the rivers overflow their banks.
I don't know why the snow falls and covers the ground.
I don't know why the hurricane sweeps the land every
    now and then.
Standing in a rainstorm, I believe.

I don't know why the angel woke me up this morning soon.
I don't know why the blood still runs through my veins.
I don't know how I rate to run another day.
I am here still running, I believe.

My God calls to me in the morning dew.
The power of the universe knows my name.
Gave me a song to sing and sent me on my way.
I raise my voice for justice.

I don't know how my mother walked her trouble down.
I don't know how my father stood his ground.
I don't know how my people survived slavery.
I do remember; that's why I believe.