Steal away, steal away home, I ain't got long to stay here. My Lord, He calls me, He calls me by the thunder; The trumpet sounds within my soul; I ain't got long to stay here.
Green trees are bending, poor sinners stand a trembling; The trumpet sounds within my soul; I ain't got long to stay here. My Lord, He calls me, He calls me by the light-ning; The trumpet sounds within my soul; I ain't got long to stay here.
There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole; There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sinsick soul. When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more, And the morning breaks eternal, bright and fair; When the saved of earth shall gather.
Kum ba yah, my Lord, kum ba yah, Oh, Lord, kum ba yah. David Sexton Arr. If for the prize we have striven, After our labors are o'er, Rest to our souls will be given, On the eternal shore. Were You There? Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Steal Away, a musical composition from composer and conductor Donald McCullough
Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there when they crucified. Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble,. John W. It was mainly call-and-response music. One person would sing a line and others would respond with a chorus. Sometimes one person would sing a line and others would add lines.
Although reading was forbidden for slaves, listening was not, writes Tom Faigin on jsfmusic. From to , slaves were exposed to the religious music of poor whites at camp meetings on the ever-expanding frontier, Faigin said. Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist evangelist preachers delivered sermons of hope and salvation that coincided with the slaves' longing for freedom on Earth.
Randye Jones, in an article, "The Gospel Truth About the Negro Spiritual," wrote: "Over the years, these slaves and their descendants adopted Christianity, the religion of their masters. They reshaped it into a deeply personal way of dealing with the oppression of their enslavement. They knew the stories of Moses, the Israelites' deliverance from bondage, Joshua, Mary, Jesus and the devil, he said.
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They couldn't read the Bible, but they memorized the biblical stories they heard and translated them into songs. Granade said slave owners, especially in the early years, encouraged the slaves to adopt Christianity to remove them from their African religious roots. But the slaves soon learned that they could sing and pass along messages the way they had done with drumming.
Some spirituals were work songs, used when a group of slaves had to work together to haul a heavy load. It would start as a hum, and then someone would put words to it," said Ah'Lee Robinson, a local composer and vocal coach. Music soothed them and gave them hope and assurance. Before Dr. Locus Iste.
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Choral singing comes no better. Fiona Maddocks, The Observer.