I came across this song when watching the “Black Nativity” movie. It resonated with me and brought the thought of how many people may feel this way: The feeling that it is all their fault, having nothing to live for, being told they are wasting their life away and really having no support, or they are trying, but nothing seems to work.
It made me think about why I do what I do, with the answer coming back to God. He cares about everyone whether they are on the streets or not. It doesn’t matter who you are, He loves each one of us regardless of our faults and failures.
Read the lyrics below as you listen to the song attached here:
(Verse) Silent night Holy night Poverty on the rise Wealthy reverend in designer clothes Homeless children with frostbitten toes Sleeping in the street Sleeping in the street
(Verse) I ain’t tryna be philosophical But it’s not logical Some folks out here freezing, others chilling like it’s tropical
(Verse) The indifference is very crazy Like poverty’s contagious My hands are dirty but I’m still worthy Step in my shoes and walk in some mercy
(Verse) They say this is your punishment for such poor judgment But you must’ve lost your mind How you gon feed it when you’re barely eating? Get ready for the welfare life I ain’t tryna hear it You make the bed, lay in it But I’m way too strong for you to break my spirit
(Verse) Is it me? Am I the cause of all my mother’s misery? This cloud of secrecy on my paternity Did my very birth destroy my whole family?
(Verse) I’m just a sinner, I know who I am Just a beginner, I’m not yet a man Send me a signal, I’ll follow your light Just help me through this silent night
(Chorus) Hush child, it’ll be alright I’ll get you through this silent night Hush child, it’ll be alright I’ll get you through this silent night
(Verse) This ain’t living I got a mouth to feed But I can’t make these ends meet Got an eviction notice with my lord don’t hear my prayers I never been this scared The silence is too loud for me Life just ain’t fair
(Verse) Is anyone out there? Does anyone care? Is anyone listening? Is anyone there? Just let me know that I’m a part of your plan That you’re watching over and know who I am
(Verse) From where we are now? How do we find our way? Alone in the darkness, scared With no place to stay
(Chorus x2) Hush child, it’ll be alright I’ll get you through this silent night Hush child, it’ll be alright I’ll get you through this silent night
Hush child, it’ll be alright We’ll do this together
Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace
Have a blessed day!
Youth Outreach Worker