Lift Every Voice And Sing Poem by James Weldon Johnson

Lift Every Voice And Sing

Rating: 4.5

Lift ev'ry 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.

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
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.

Anais Simmons 01 March 2007

I absolutely love this song! ! ! !

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Kinyua Karanja 23 October 2015

Awesome, this is nationalistic song and a prayer within it, Great poem.

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Spider-man 21 February 2018

SUP GUYS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Susan Williams 23 October 2015

wouldn't it be wonderful if this was still the majority opinion in America? I miss the America that tried to be a good and moral country. I think I will share this on Facebook and see what it any comments it stimulates.

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Janice Jolan 23 October 2015

an act of heroism i love this work.

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Janice Jolan 23 October 2015

nice work. an act of heroism!

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Edward Kofi Louis 23 October 2015

Out from the gloomy past to face the truth about life. Nice work.

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James Weldon Johnson

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