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Kirk Franklin, Maverick City Music Take ‘The View’ to Church for Juneteenth

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Gospel artist Kirk Franklin joined Maverick City Music on ABC’s “The View” for a June 20 performance of their song “Kingdom” in honor of Juneteenth. The song is from a collaborative album Franklin and Maverick City Music have released with the purpose of raising awareness about mass incarceration. 

“Lord, let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” said Franklin as he started the segment. “Until everyone’s free, no one is free. Talk to us.” 

Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin Lead Worship on ‘The View’

Maverick City’s Chandler Moore, Naomi Raine and Brandon Lake joined Franklin and a gospel choir to perform “Kingdom,” a single from their album, “Kingdom Book One.” Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin recorded the album, which was released June 17, at Everglades Correctional Institution in Miami, Florida. The facility is a state prison for men and houses inmates of all security levels. The voices of 13,000 inmates were featured on the album.

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Also joining the artists was Jordan Hollis, a 10-year-old boy who went viral after performing Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” at a talent show in Louisiana. He could be seen on stage singing with Maverick City near the end of the performance. 

The lyrics of “Kingdom” read in part:

Beautiful each color that he made, yeah
Your love’s the only remedy for hate
You’ll return to set the prisoners free
Till then your will on Earth be done in me
My eyes on the son
Lord your will be done (hey, come on!)

Thine is the Kingdom
The power the glory
Forever and ever
He finished our story
We’re singing freedom
Our testimony
We’ll be singing forever, amen

If you ever wondered
What heaven looks like
It’s looking like me and you
And if you ever questioned
What Heaven sounds like
Just let it fill the room

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