As protests continue around the country. The tension between law enforcement and the African-American community steadily rises. Images of police barricades, angry demonstrators, and Americans weeping dominate our social media pages.
When so many are grappling with what to do, William Becton simply says “yield.”
The gospel singer recently released the song “I Yield” as a response to the turbulent climate created by the repeated shootings of unarmed black men by law enforcement.
The song begins with Becton saying, “There is a place in God, that only those who are hungry for him go. It is a place of healing. It’s a place of power and to get there all you have to do is just yield.”
Images of grief-stricken citizens, confrontations with the police, peaceful protests with men and women of all races donning signs that read “Hands up! Don’t shoot” and “#Black Lives Matter” are seen throughout the music video.
Becton explains that he wrote the song as a cry to the Lord for help. While composing the piece, he realized that the answer, or “remedy” as he puts it, is actually inside our hearts.
He notes that the act of completely surrendering to God is the key. “When I stop… God starts,” Becton added.
“I Yield” is available on Becton’s new project, Sing Unto the Lord.