God Help The Outcasts

“God Help The Outcasts”

A poignant song from Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame 

Sung by the fictional Esmeralda, A Gypsy and an Outcast

Here’s the You Tube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESVAexpA1Wc

And here are the lyrics:

Esmeralda: 

I don’t know if You can hear me
Or if You’re even there
I don’t know if You would listen
To a Gypsy’s prayer
Yes, I know I’m just an outcast
I shouldn’t speak to you
Still I see Your face and wonder…
Were You once an outcast too?

God help the outcasts
Hungry from birth
Show them the mercy
They don’t find on earth
God help my people
We look to You still
God help the outcasts
Or nobody will

Parishioners:

I ask for wealth
I ask for fame
I ask for glory to shine on my name
I ask for love I can posess
I ask for God and His angels to bless me

Esmeralda:

I ask for nothing
I can get by
But I know so many
Less lucky than I
Please help my people
The poor and downtrod
I thought we all were
The children of God
God help the outcasts
Children of God

Everytime I hear this song, I am moved to compassion for people who are aliented or misunderstood.

What feelings or emotions does this song inspire in you?

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