Lift Every Voice and Sing


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.

Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet,
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered;
Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears,
Thou Who hast brought us thus far on the way;
Thou Who hast by Thy might, led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee.
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee.
Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand,
True to our God, true to our native land.

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Jere, Cook Islands

24 October 2016 at 7:33am

Major thanks for the article.Thanks Again. Cool.

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Kailyn, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

18 July 2016 at 4:55am

I think that books will be coeptelmly replaced by e-books within the next century, not only because e-books are more handy but also because no trees have to be sacrificed for the creation of e-books.

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Amy Ingraham., United States

16 October 2011 at 11:24pm

James Weldon Johnson wrote this

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Frank, Bhutan

9 February 2011 at 12:55am

how wonderful

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John, Bosnia And Herzegovina

6 October 2010 at 11:53pm

John Bisset did he is a master of the religous genre

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Patricia, Laguna,philippines

27 July 2009 at 1:38am

who sang this?

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