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Song Removed From Spring Cove MS Choir Concert

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” is a hymn with lyrics by James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) and set to music by his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson (1873–1954).

This song was written from the context of African Americans in the late 19th century. The hymn is a prayer of thanksgiving to God as well as a prayer for faithfulness and freedom, with imagery that evokes the biblical Exodus from slavery to the freedom of the “promised land.”

The well-known hymn is featured in many hymnals around the world and in many denominations.

This comes from a Facebook post from Spring Cove School District parent Stephen...


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