Lift Every Voice And Sing

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   Lift Every Voice and Sing
   Words: James W. Johnson
   Tune: John R. Johnson

   D          G     B   Em                   G       Cdim  Em
1. Lift every voice and sing, till earth and Heav   -en    ring,
2. Stony the  road  we  trod, bitter the     chasten-ing   rod,
3. God of our wear -y   years, God of our    sil  -  ent   tears,

                 Am      B7   C        G        D7
1. Ring with the har -   mo  -nies of  liber  - ty;
2. Felt in the   days    when hope un -born had died;
3. Thou Who hast brought us   thus far on  the  way;

                 G    Em  E      E7           Am    B7   C
1. Let our re -  joic-ing rise,  high as the  liste-ning skies,
2. Yet with a    stea-dy  beat,  have not our wea-  ry   feet,
3. Thou Who hast by   Thy might, led us in -  to    the  light,

   Cdim        G                   D7       G
1. Let it re  -sound loud as the   rolling  sea.
2. Come to the place for which our fathers  sighed?
3. Keep us for-ever in the         path, we pray.

   G
1. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
2. We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
3. Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee.
   
            Gdim                                                       G  G7   D7       
1. Sing a   song full of the hope that the present has brought         us;
2. We have  come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughter-ed;
3. Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world,   we   forget    Thee.

                G     Em  E     E7          Am    B7 C
1. Facing the   ris - ing sun   of our new  day   be-gun,
2. Out from the gloo- my  past, till now we stand at last
3. Shadowed be- neath Thy hand, may we for- ev  - er stand,

   Cdim            G                   D7      G
1. Let us march    on till victo  -    ry is   won.
2. Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.
3. True to our     God, true to our    native  land.



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