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John Lewis’ Final Words Read by the ‘Voice of God,’ Morgan Freeman (Watch)

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A horse-drawn carriage carrying the body of civil rights icon, former US Rep. #JohnLewis prepares to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

*Morgan Freeman is often called the “Voice of God,” due to the authoritative rumble of his pipes and the frequency with which he’s either played or voiced the deity in films. Perhaps there is no better voice to read the final words of civil rights stalwart and the late “conscience of the Congress,” Rep. John Lewis.

At the close of Thursday night’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” photos of Lewis were shown underneath Freeman’s balm-like delivery of “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation,” Lewis’ essay that he pre-arranged to be published in the New York Times on the day of his funeral.

“Here is that essay read for us today by John Lewis’ friend and admirer,” O’Donnell said in introducing Freeman’s reading.

Watch and listen below.

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