"Lift Every Voice and Sing"—Free Sheet Music Download

The Johnson Brothers

James Weldon Johnson & John Rosamond Johnson, “Lift Every Voice”

Originally published in our 2014 Star Spangled Songbook, we are pleased to make the sheet music for the African American Anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with by the brothers James Weldon Johnson (lyrics) and J. Rosamond Johnson (music) available. Despite the broad popularity of this song, which was featured recently by Beyoncé in her Homecoming set at Coachella in 2018, the notation for the song is surprisingly difficult to locate online.

The sheet music is available in two versions for immediate free download — the Bb Major edition reflects the original key of the song, while the G-Major version is more accessible for group singing.

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This edition carries our typical creative commons license and is free to use by educational and community purposes.