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Quotation by James Weldon Johnson
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.
James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938), African-American hymn-writer. Published in The Hymnal (1982). "Lift every voice and sing," l. 1-4, Edward B. Marks Music Corporation (1921).
Considered the "African-American National Anthem."
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