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.