Composer: J. Rosamond Johnson

John Rosamond Johnson (August 11, 1873 – November 11, 1954), most often referred to as J. Rosamond Johnson, was an American composer and singer during the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson is most notable as the composer of the hymn "Lift Every Voice and Sing" which has come to be known in the United States as the "Black National Anthem". His brother, the poet James Weldon Johnson, wrote the lyrics of the famous piece. It was first performed live by 500 Black American students from the segregated Stanton School (elementary/middle/junior high-level), Jacksonville, FL, in 1900. The song was published by the Edward B. Marks Music Company, formerly the Joseph W. Stern & Co., Manhattan, NY. Johnson was trained at the New England Conservatory and… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: J. Rosamond Johnson (1921)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 34566 66716 54456
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain


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African American Heritage Hymnal #540TextFlexscorePage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #627TextFlexscorePage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #351TextFlexscorePage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #638TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #631TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #755
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #907ScoreAudio
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #841TextFlexscorePage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #339Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #599TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #579
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #304Text
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #649Text
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #1TextPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #44TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #964TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #707TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #563TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1252Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #732
The Cyber Hymnal #3743TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #593TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #477
The United Methodist Hymnal #519TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal #816b
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #296TextPage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #526TextAudio
Worship (3rd ed.) #641Text
Worship (4th ed.) #801Flexscore
Worship and Rejoice #729TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #279
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