I wish I knew how it would feel to be free I wish I could break all the chains holding me I wish I could say all the things that I should say say 'em loud, say 'em clear for the whole round world to hear. I wish I could share all the love that's in my heart remove all the bars that keep us apart I wish you could know what it means to be me Then you'd see and agree that every man should be free.I wish I could give all I'm longing to give I wish I could live like I'm longing to live I wish that I could do all the things that I can do though I'm way overdue I'd be starting anew.
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendour...Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.