Young, Gifted, And Black
Aretha Franklin

Young, Gifted, And Black
By Aretha Franklin

To be young, gifted, and black;
Oh, what a lovely precious thing...
Oh, when you're... yes, yes, when you're...
When you're young - yeah, thank you, Jesus! - gifted and black!
Open your heart, is all I need...

In this whole world, you know,
There's a millions of boys and girls
Who are young, gifted and black,
With their souls intact - and that's a fact!

"You are young, gifted and black," we must begin to tell our young,
"There's a world waiting for you - Yours is the quest that's just begun..."

When you feelin' real low,
Here's a great truth that you should remember and know:
That you're young, gifted, and black!
You got your soul intact - oh, and that's a fact!

(You're young, gifted, and black...)
Oh, it's a mighty sweet thing, yes, it is now...
(Young, gifted, and black...)
Oh, my sisters!
(Young, gifted, and black...)
You're young and you're black, you got your soul intact,
You got the future, don't you know it's a fact?
(Young, gifted, and black...)

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Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all
one in Christ Jesus

1 Peter 4:12-14

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you