Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
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 bought us.
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.
First Verse of The Negro National Anthem
Words by James Weldon Johnson
Music by Rosamond Johnson
© Edward M. Marks Music Co.