Hymn to Freedom

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Matt, for now

Written by Montreal-born jazz pianist Oscar Peterson in 1962, and adopted as an anthem of the 1960's civil rights movement. The lyrics were written by Harriette Hamilton.

When every heart joins every heart and together yearns for liberty, that's when we'll be free.
When every hand joins every hand and together moulds our destiny, that's when we'll be free.
Any hour, any day, the time soon will come when we will live in dignity, that's when we'll be free.
When everyone joins in our song and together sings in harmony, that's when we'll be free.


"The music field was the first to break down racial barriers, because in order to play together, you have to love the people you are playing with, and if you have any racial inhibitions, you wouldn't be able to do that." -- Oscar Peterson

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