Lift Every Voice And Sing

Album: various (1900)
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  • Lift every voice and sing
    Till earth and heaven ring
    Ring with the harmonies of Liberty
    Let our rejoicing rise
    High as the listening 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 chastening 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 has brought us thus far on the way
    Thou who has 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 Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

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