I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

Oh lord, I will sing and praise your name to all the world.
I will give thanks with a grateful heart for all that you have done for me. I will recount all your deeds, sharing the joys of your creations.

with praise on my lips
I give thanks to the creator
my heart rejoices

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

Your name reigns throughout the world.
Your glory though the heavens.
Your enemies will be stilled
by strength you’ve instilled in infants.

6 Arise, Lord, in your anger;
rise up against the rage of my enemies.
Awake, my God; decree justice.

arise, Lord
show us your way
help us understand


in your anger, Lord
do not forget us, you people
send benevolence


rise up against
all the injustices
righting the wrong


the rage of my enemies
drowns out your voice
save me, oh God


awake, my God
hear my humble plea
harden not your heart


decree justice
forgiving our trespasses
absolving our sins

Tamika Mallory is a fiery outspoken New Yorker who has been a constant in the civil rights movement for almost twenty years. She is esteemed as a leader of social justice, an advocate and activist as well as a mother. Her work focuses on equal women’s rights and economic empowerment. It also focuses on gun violence, criminal reform and accountability of police officers.

She is a significant force amongst government officers, policy makers and other community advocates within her city. Tamika was one of the four co-chairs for the women’s march on Washington. This was the largest single day protest in US history.

raising a voice
for social justice
stirring fires

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