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THE BLACK NATIONAL ANTHEM Lyrics express pride, hope and solidarity within the Black community. There are references to rising up from bondage and suffering to reach a brighter day. The tone conveys resilience and spiritual fortitude despite adversity. The song speaks to rejoicing in truth and feeling uplifted by the knowledge and strength ancestors impart. Overall the anthem seems to focus on affirmation, faith in better times ahead, and emphasizing the beauty, wisdom and perseverance of Black culture. There is a sense of inclusiveness and unity within racial identity and shared experiences. The tone aims to encourage empowerment and commemorate how far the Black community has come through long-term struggles. Do read THE BLACK NATIONAL ANTHEM Lyrics below.


Song title: Lift ev’ry voice and sing
Also known as: The Black National Anthem
Also known as: The Negro National Anthem

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 bright 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.


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