“We Will All Resist,” Song for the Movement

photo(2) copytheaterThe movement that rose up after the Women’s March inspired me to write “We Will All Resist” to the tune of “I Shall Not Be Moved.” I offer this song for you to sing at rallies, marches, or other events. Just as singing has empowered the Civil Rights movement and the Labor movement, I believe that singing will help empower this new movement.

You see that “We Will All Resist” focuses on moral issues, and does not name people. These issues are all connected, and their order in the song does not indicate order of importance. When you sing this song, you can change the order to fit your event and/or add stanzas with other issues. I do ask that you not put names of people in the song, but keep the song focused on moral issues.

You have my permission to print this song with my copyright at the bottom and/or to use the song in any venue.

We Will All Resist

We will rise up; we will all resist;

we will rise up; we will all resist;

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Equal rights for women will not be denied;

equal rights for women will not be denied,

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Justice for all races will not be denied;

justice for all races will not be denied,

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Justice for all genders will not be denied;

justice for all genders will not be denied,

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Immigrants will not be ever turned away;

immigrants will not be ever turned away,

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Rights of workers will not ever be denied;

rights of workers will not ever be denied,

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Care of Earth will never ever be denied;

care of Earth will never ever be denied,

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Public schools will not be ever undermined;

public schools will not be ever undermined,

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Healthcare rights will never ever be denied;

Healthcare rights will never ever be denied,

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Travel bans will never ever be the law;

travel bans will never ever be the law,

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Women’s voices will not ever be shut down;

women’s voices will not ever be shut down,

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Human rights will never ever be denied;

human rights will never ever be denied,

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

We will rise up; we will all resist;

we will rise up; we will all resist;

for we will rise up stronger all together;

we will all resist.

 

Words © 2017 Jann Aldredge-Clanton                     I SHALL NOT BE MOVED

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4 Comments

  1. Colette Numajiri
    Posted February 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    You wrote a new song, wow! How fantastic and timely. Thank you for this!

  2. janna
    Posted February 19, 2017 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Colette, for all your support! Maybe we can sing it in New Wineskins Community. Feel free to use it with any of your groups.

  3. Orion
    Posted February 24, 2017 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    Jann, when I saw this new one today for the first time, I got so excited I decided to find a way to work it into our service for Transfiguration this Sunday. Just as Jesus’ special nature–his work and his mission in the world–are revealed in such stories as the Transfiguration, so is our calling revealed as followers of Jesus: to follow his example, to advocate for justice and to show mercy, and this hymn is a rallying cry to do just that!!

    Thanks, always, for your keen insight and your abounding creative energy,
    Orion

  4. janna
    Posted February 24, 2017 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Thank you, Orion, for your enthusiastic response! I’m excited that you worked this hymn into your service for Sunday. You make wonderful connections to the Transfiguration!

    Thank you for your continual support.

    Jann

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