I’VE SEEN THE PROMISED LAND
I don’t know what will happen now; we’ve got some difficult days ahead.
But it really doesn’t matter with me now,
because I’ve been to the mountaintop.
And I don’t mind.
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life — longevity has its place.
But I’m not concerned about that now.
I just want to do God’s will.
And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain.
And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land.
I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight
That we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.
So I’m happy tonight;
I’m not worried about anything;
I’m not fearing any man.
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the-coming of the Lord.
Martin Luther King, Jr.