Amazing Grace: An Anthology of Poems...

Ad Feedback

James G. Basker, president of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, editedAmazing Grace: An Anthology of Poems About Slavery 1660-1810.

Below is one of the poems from his book. The poem was written by Susanna Watts, a British woman who supported the abolition movement.

The Slave's Address

Natives of a Land of Glory,
       Daughters of the good and brave!
Hear the injured Negro's story; —
       Hear and help the kneeling Slave.

Think how nought but death can sever
       Your lov'd children from your hold; —
Still alive —  but lost for ever —
       Ours are parted, bought, and sold!

Seize, oh! Seize the favouring season —
       Scorning censure or applause;
       Are you LEADERS in the case!

Follow! — faithful, firm, confiding; —
       Spread our wrongs from shore to shore;
Mercy's God your efforts guiding,
       Slavery shall be known no more.


Log in or create an account to post a comment.  


Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBN News
Robin Mazyck

Robin Mazyck

Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief

Robin Mazyck serves as Bureau Chief for CBN News' Washington, D.C., bureau. Robin has interviewed a number of prominent politicians and national figures for the network, including Mike Huckabee, Dennis Kucinich, Michael Steele, George Lopez and more.