169. We Shall Overcome

1 We shall overcome,
we shall overcome,
we shall overcome someday!
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe,
we shall overcome someday!

2 We’ll walk hand in hand,
we’ll walk hand in hand,
we’ll walk hand in hand someday!
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe,
we'll walk hand in hand someday!

3 We shall all be free,
we shall all be free,
we shall all be free someday!
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe,
we shall all be free someday!

4 We shall live in peace,
we shall live in peace,
we shall live in peace someday!
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe,
we shall live in peace someday!

Text Information
First Line: We shall overcome
Title: We Shall Overcome
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Words and Deeds of Prophetic Women and Men: Justice; Commitment; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Source: African American spiritual, c. 1750-1875
Tune Information
Name: MARTIN
Adapter: William Farley Smith, 1941-
Meter: Irregular
Key: C Major
Source: African American spiritual, c. 1750-1875
Copyright: Adapt. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House



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