“Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing”
Title and first line of a song that has come to be known as the African-American national anthem. The words and music are by James Weldon Johnson and his brother J. Rosamond Johnson. The first stanza is:
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.
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I still do find it a tremendously useful device to invent a character and have the character sing the song.
Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.
She was flushed and felt intoxicated with the sound of her own voice and the unaccustomed taste of candor.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I called out several times, as loud as I could raise my voice, but all to no purpose.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
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For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.