Gospel Singers Bring Comfort Through Their Words

Gospel music touches the soul and sings about our triumphs and struggles. These artists are bringing that comfort in a time of heartbreak through their words.

  1. Tamela Mann

“I NEVER thought I would have to march with my grandkids for equality and justice. We marched together today, so hopefully we won’t have to do it for her children. #blacklivesmatter #bettertogether#justiceforgeorgefloyd#wewontbesilent.”

Photo and caption: Tamela Mann
  1. Tasha Cobbs

“THIS is why I do this. The ministry of reconciliation at work. GOD’S HAND IS AT WORK. ? #BreakEveryChain #PeacefulProtests#StillTakingGraceToTheStreet ❤️❤️❤️ Repost from @budda.bread

A sight to see. Beyond fitting ❤️✊??? #JusticeForJameeJohnson#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor#JusticeForAhmaudArbery and for so many more who have lost their lives because of the hate of others for just BEING.

#JameeJohnson #AhmaudArbery#GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor

From @n1aar1can‘s story”

Photo and caption: Tasha Cobbs
  1. Kirk Franklin

“Music for the times ??”

[An excerpt from “Strong God” by Kirk Franklin. The video was released on June 1.]

We want justice, we want change (Want change)

You want peace and no more pain (More pain, yeah)

To be equal, to be free (Yes)

Martin’s dream is what I need, yeah

We want justice, we want change (Yuh)

You want peace and no more pain (No more pain)

To be equal, to be free (We wanna be free)

Martin’s dream is what I need (Yeah)

Just don’t preach the gospel

Be the gospel

Photo and caption: Kirk Franklin
  1. Kierra Sheard

“A childhood friend Lauren and her handsome son. I got teary eyed walking next to him, kept my head down because I am angry and disappointed at what we’re still having to protest against. Let alone a young kid has to fight for justice. Lord cover our children. #blackBoyJoy#BlackLivesMatter ? by Me”

Photo and caption: Kierra Sheard
  1. Erica Campbell

“I need an earth shaking, atmosphere shifting, pray without ceasing prayer meeting to happen right now!

It’s time to cover our homes cities, churches and schools with Fervent prayer, binding the enemy and losing heavens army to fight in the spirit. Command every evil devil and demon and every unrighteousness spirit to go to the pits of Hell! 

Let’s cover the protestors, and those on the ground pushing to change the law. Those fighting for justice, yet moving in silence Pray for the victims, and for the fallen lives, broken families and ALL OF US.  #tired #soulhurts#fedup #blacklivesmatter. #praying#fasting

Photo and caption: Erica Campbell
  1. Tye Tribbett

“Isaiah 60:2 (KJV)

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: … – it’s gettin real dark outside, the hearts of men have waxed #cold??‍♂️ #havemercyLord

Photo and caption: Tye Tribbett
  1. Fred Hammond

“Yesiiir.

We come in this world innocent , loving and pure . We’re taught to be other wise. Smh.”

Photo and caption: Fred Hammond
  1. Karen Clark Sheard

“In prayer before we started our #peacefulprotestsletting my voice be heard with the clergy in our City!!! #unityforjustice?

Photo and caption credit: Karen Clark Sheard
  1. Marvin Sapp

“Im a BLACK MAN!… I build…. I don’t tear down other BLACK MEN! …. I have felt the pain of being torn down and I have decided I will be deliberate about building others. If I didn’t tag you, please don’t be offended. I tried to pick ppl I thought would do this challenge! All too often, we men find it easier to criticize each other, instead of building each other up. With all the negativity going around let’s do something positive! Upload 1 picture of yourself… ONLY YOU. Then tag as many brothers to do the same. Let’s build ourselves up, instead of tearing ourselves down. ?? COPY AND PASTE OR JUST ASK AND ILL SEND IT. If I tagged you, don’t disappoint me!!”

Photo and caption: Marvin Sapp
  1. Yolanda Adams

“Hello Family. Usually I’m asleep but definitely wanted to let Y’all know that Tomorrow #WE ALL BLACK!! Every record label, Every Artist and Prroducer is going silent tomorrow except in Our Communities. It’s time to hit the POCKETS!!! Love Yall??????”

Photo and caption: Yolanda Adams Instagram

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