One day when the glory comes

It will be ours, it will be ours

Oh one day when the war is won

We will be sure, we will be sure

Oh glory (Glory, glory)

Oh (Glory, glory)

 

Hands to the Heavens, no man, no weapon

Formed against, yes glory is destined

Every day women and men become legends

Sins that go against our skin become blessings

The movement is a rhythm to us

Freedom is like religion to us

Justice is juxtapositionin’ us

Justice for all just ain’t specific enough

One son died, his spirit is revisitin’ us

Truant livin’ livin’ in us, resistance is us

That’s why Rosa sat on the bus

That’s why we walk through Ferguson with our hands up

When it go down we woman and man up

They say, “Stay down”, and we stand up

Shots, we on the ground, the camera panned up

King pointed to the mountain top and we ran up

 

One day when the glory comes

It will be ours, it will be ours

Oh one day when the war is won

We will be sure, we will be sure

Oh glory (Glory, glory)

Oh (Glory, glory)

 

Now the war is not over, victory isn’t won

And we’ll fight on to the finish, then when it’s all done

We’ll cry glory, oh glory (Glory, glory)

Oh (Glory, glory)

We’ll cry glory, oh glory (Glory, glory)

Oh (Glory, glory)

 

Selma’s now for every man, woman and child

Even Jesus got his crown in front of a crowd

They marched with the torch, we gon’ run with it now

Never look back, we done gone hundreds of miles

From dark roads he rose, to become a hero

Facin’ the league of justice, his power was the people

Enemy is lethal, a king became regal

Saw the face of Jim Crow under a bald eagle

The biggest weapon is to stay peaceful

We sing, our music is the cuts that we bleed through

Somewhere in the dream we had an epiphany

Now we right the wrongs in history

No one can win the war individually

It takes the wisdom of the elders and young people’s energy

Welcome to the story we call victory

The comin’ of the Lord, my eyes have seen the glory

 

One day when the glory comes

It will be ours, it will be ours

Oh one day when the war is won

We will be sure, we will be sure

Oh glory (Glory, glory)

Oh (Glory, glory)

Oh glory (Glory, glory)

Hey (Glory, glory)

 

When the war is won, when it’s all said and done

We’ll cry glory (Glory, glory)

Oh (Glory, glory)

 

Songwriters: John Roger Stephens / Lonnie Rashid Lynn

Glory lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

Why this song?

The theme song from the film Selma, which portrays the marches from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights era.

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