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Lift Every Voice - Lawrence Watson
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Lift Every Voice and Sing

James Weldon Johnson

 

Verse 1-Lead (Ensemble)

Lift every voice and sing!

Till 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 till victory is won.

(Till victory is won! Till victory is won!)

 

Verse 2

Stony the road we trod.

Bitter the chast'ning 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

True to Our God True to Our Native Land

(True to our native land! True to our native land!)

 

Bridge

Soon and very soon we are gonna see the king!

Soon and very soon we are gonna see the king!

I wish I knew it would feel to be free.

I wish I could break all the chains holding me!

 

Let us march on till victory (march on!)

Let us march on till victory (is won!)

Let us march on till victory (march on!)

Let us march on till victory (is won!)

Let us march on till victory (march on!)

Let us march on till victory is won!

 

Vamp - Ensemble

Victory, let us march on till victory is won!

Victory, let us march on till victory is won!

Victory, let us march on till victory is won!

Victory, let us march on, let us march on!

Repeat vamp as desired