- Posted January 27, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Inauguration: Your view of history
Lift Every Voice & Sing
Okay... so this is the closest we could get to actually being there... but we celebrated this historic moment in our home with our children. This will never replace the fact that we were not there in person, but, well... it'll do. In spirit, hope and love... we all were there.
Please view photos of Hannah & Nile with President Barack Obama (via TV).
Words by James Weldon Johnson (1899)
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. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the presenStony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet, Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?We have come over a way thGod of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou Who hast brought us thus far on the way; Thou Who hast by Thy might, led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we pray. Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee. Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget the wine of th Congratulations President Barack Obama... WE LOVE YOU!!!