Beyoncé sings the Black National Anthem during Beychella. Aretha Sings the Black National Anthem. Learn how the Black National Anthem was composed by James Weldon Johnson.
Lift every voice and sing
‘Til earth and heaven ring Ring
with the harmony 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 our dark past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope
That the present has brought us
Facing the rising sun Of a new day begun
Let us march on ’til victory is won!