In the United States, this song is often called the “Black National Anthem.”
(Melody by James Weldon Johnson, 1900, Lyrics by J. Rosamond Johnson, 1905)
Lift every voice and sing,
‘Til earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the list’ning 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 ’til victory is won.
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- Song with chords (PDF)
- MIDI file
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