We Shall Overcome

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Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson ( /məˈheɪljə/ mə-HAYL-yə; October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an American gospel singer. Possessing a powerful contralto voice, she was referred to as "The Queen of Gospel". Jackson became one of the most influential gospel singers in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. She was described by entertainer Harry Belafonte as "the single most powerful black woman in the United States". She recorded about 30 albums (mostly for Columbia Records) during her career, and her 45 rpm records included a dozen "golds"—million-sellers. more »

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

The Lord will see us through, the Lord will see us through
The Lord will see us through someday
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe
We shall overcome someday

We're on to victory, we're on to victory
We're on to victory someday
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe
We're on to victory someday

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

We are not afraid, we are not afraid
We are not afraid today
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe
We are not afraid today

The truth shall make us free, the truth shall make us free
The truth shall make us free someday
Oh, deep in my heart I do believe
The truth shall make us free someday

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

Written by: J. PETERS

Lyrics © SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP

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