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First Line: Twas mercy brought me from my pagan land
Last Line: May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.
Alternate Author Name(s): Peters, Phillis
Subject(s): Africa; African Americans - Women; Love - Loss Of; Mortality


'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 sought nor knew.
Some 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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