60 On Being Brought from Africa to America (1773) By Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley

’Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,

Taught my benighted soul to understand

That there’s a God, that there’s a Saviour too:

Once I redemption neither fought nor knew, S

ome view our sable race with scornful eye,

“Their colour is a diabolic die.”

Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain,

May be refin’d, and join th’ angelic train.

 

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Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, by Phillis Wheatley, Public Domain

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