Lyrics > Jessie Mae Hempill – Lord, Help The Poor & Needy

Writers: Jessie Mae Hemphill
Published: Broadcast Music, Inc.
Release: Jessie Mae Hemphill – Feelin’ Good (CD, US)
Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe
Notes: These are the lyrics as they appear on the version featured on Shake It Baby, although there are different recordings of the song with different arrangements and lyrics. This song was covered by Cat Power on the Jukebox (2xCD, UK) (RELEASE / LYRICS)
Lord, help the poor and needy in this land, in this land
Lord, help the poor and needy in this land, in this land
When we all ride together and face the rising sun
Lord, help the poor and needy in this land, in this land

Lord, help the gambling man in this land, in this land
Lord, help the gambling man in this land, in this land
When we all ride together and face the rising sun
Lord, help the poor and needy in this land, in this land

Lord help the sinner man, in this land, in this land
Lord help the sinner man, in this land, in this land
When we all ride together and face the rising sun
Lord help the sinner man, in this land, in this land

Lord help the motherless children, in this land, in this land
Lord help the motherless children, in this land, in this land
When we all ride together and face the rising sun
Lord help the motherless children, in this land, in this land

Lord help the weak and ???? in this land, in this land
Lord help the weak and ???? in this land, in this land
When we all ride together and face the rising sun
Lord help the weak and ???? in this land, oh, in this land

Lord, help the poor and needy

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