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Engraved by Verovio 3.11.0-648ba66 Verse 5 9 Lift Ston God ev y of ery the our voice road wea and we ry sing trod, years, till bit God earth ter of and the our heav chas si en tening lent ring, rod, tears, 15 ring felt thou with in who the the hast har days brought mo when us nies hope thus of un far lib born on er had the ty. died. way; title Lift Every Voice and Sing LIFT EVERY VOICE (Irregular) lyricist James Weldon Johnson composer J. Rosamond Johnson My.Hymnary - Lift Every Voice and Sing Engraved by Verovio 3.11.0-648ba66 20 Let Yet, thou our with who re a hast joic stead by ing y thy rise beat, might high have led as not us the our in lis wea to tening ry the skies; feet light, 26 let come keep it to us re the for sound place ev loud for er as which in the our the roll par path, ing ents we sea. sighed? pray. 30 Sing We Lest a have our song come feet full o stray of ver from the a the faith way plac that that es, the with our dark tears God, past has where has been we taught wa met us; tered; thee; 34 sing we lest, a have our song come, hearts full tread drunk of ing with the our the hope path wine that through of the the the pres blood world, ent of we has the for brought slaugh get us. tered, thee; –  page 2  – My.Hymnary - Lift Every Voice and Sing Engraved by Verovio 3.11.0-648ba66 39 Fac out shad ing from owed the the be ris gloom neath ing y thy sun past, hand of till may our now we new we for day stand ev be at er gun, last stand, 45 let where true us the to march white our on, gleam God, till of true vic our to to bright our ry star na is is tive won. cast. land. –  page 3  – My.Hymnary - Lift Every Voice and Sing
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Lyrics

Lift every voice and sing till earth and heaven ring,
ring with the harmonies of liberty.
Let our rejoicing rise high as the listening skies;
let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us;
sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
let us march on, till victory is won.

Text Information

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First Line:
Lift every voice and sing
Title:
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Author:
James Weldon Johnson (1900)
Meter:
Irregular
Language:
English
Refrain First Line:
Lift every voice and sing
Copyright:
Public Domain

Tune Information

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Title:
LIFT EVERY VOICE
Composer:
J. Rosamond Johnson (1921)
Meter:
Irregular
Copyright:
Public Domain