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Best-Loved Negro Spirituals: Complete Lyrics to 178 Songs of Faith
by Nicole Beaulieu Herder,Ronald Herder

ISBN: 0486416771
Dover Publications Price: $12.95
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Negro spirituals were profoundly influenced both by the African origins of the singers and by the nature of slavery itself. Music permeated every part of African culture from birth to death, and continued to have a powerful, healing role among the people brought to America against their will. The influence of African music on spirituals can be seen in the many elements they have in common, as well as in a diversity that reflects individual tribal influences. Of these songs, famed scholar and collector Natalie Curtis-Burlin wrote, "The Negro spirituals rank with the great folk-music of the world, and are among the loveliest of chanted prayers."
This anthology features complete lyrics to 178 of the best-loved spirituals, including such lasting favorites as "Balm in Gilead," "Deep River," "Down by the Riverside," Ezekiel Saw the Wheel," "Gonna Shout All Over God's Heaven," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hand," "Roll, Jordan, Roll," "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," "Steal Away to Jesus," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "This Train," "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder," "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?" and many more. An excellent source of familiar song lyrics ideal for sing-alongs, community programs, church functions, and other events, this handsome collection will provide readers and singers alike with hours of pleasure.

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Table of Contents for Best-Loved Negro Spirituals: Complete Lyrics to 178 Songs of Faith
A Great Camp-Meeting in the Promised Land
Ain't Got Time to Die
Ain't That Good News! (1st version)
Ain't that Good News! (2nd version)
A Little Talk With Jesus
"All I Do, the Church Keeps a-Grumbling"
"All Day, All Night"
"Anyhow, My Lord"
Balm in Gilead
By and By
Can't You Live Humble?
Chilly Water
City Called Heaven
"Come Here,Lord!"
"Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord"
Deep River
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
Didn't Pharaoh Get Lost?
"Do Lord, Remember Me"
Done Found My Lost Sheep
"Don't Be Weary, Traveller"
Down By the Riverside [Down in Egypt's Land]
Dry Bones Gonna Rise Again
"Elijah, Rock!"
Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
Fare Ye Well
"Fix Me, Jesus"
Free at Last (1st version)
Free at Last (2nd version)
Give Me Jesus
Give Me That Old-Time Religion
Give Me Your Hand
God Is a God!
"Go Down, Moses"
Going Home in the Chariot
Going to Heaven
Going to Sing All Along the Way
Going Up to Glory
Gonna Shout All Over God's Heaven
"Good Lord, I Done, Done"
Good News! (1st version)
Good News! (2nd version) [Good Old Chariot]
Gospel Train
Great Day!
Hard Trials
Heaven-Bound Soldier
"Heaven, Sweet Heaven"
He Is King of Kings
He Never Said a Mumblin' Word
He's Got His Eyes on You
He's Got the Whole Word in His Hand
Hold On!
"Humble Yourself, the Bell Done Rung"
"Hush, Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name"
I Believe I'll Go Back Home
I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
I Feel Like My Time Ain't Long
I Got a Home in That Rock
I Know the Lord Laid His Hands on Me
I'm a-Rolling
I'm a-Troubled in the Mind
"I'm Going up to Heaven, Anyhow"
I'm Just Going Over There
In-a That Morning
In That Great Getting-up Morning
In the Mansions Above
Is There Anybody Here?
"It's Me, O Lord"
I've Been 'Buked
I've Been in the Storm So Long
I Want to be Ready
I Want to Die Easy
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
Judgement Day is Rolling '
Keep a-Inching Along
Keep Me from Sinking Down
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and a-Burning
Lay This Body Down
Lead Me to the Rock
[Let My People Go]
Let the Church Roll On
Let Us Break Bread Together
Listen to the Lambs
Lit'l Boy
"Little David, Play on Your Harp (1st version)"
"Little David, Play on Your Harp (2nd version)"
Live Humble
Look How They Done My Lord
"Lord, How Come Me Here?"
"Lord, I Want to Be a Christian"
Many Thousand Gone
Mary and Martha
Mary Had a Baby
My God Is So High
My Good Lord's Been Here
My Lord 'Says' He's Going to Rain Down Fire
My Lord's Writing All the time
My Lord! What a Mourning
My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord
My Way Is Cloudy
Nobody Knows the Trouble I See (1st version)
Nobody Knows the Trouble I See (2nd version)
"O, Brothers, Don't Get Weary"
"O, Freedom"
"O, Gambler, Get Up Off Your Knees"
O' Glory
Old Ship of Zion
"O, Lord Have Mercy on Me"
"O, Lord Hear Me Praying"
"O, Mary Don't You Weep"
"O, Po' Little Jesus"
"O, Rocks, Don't Fall on Me!"
Over the Crossing
"O, What a Beautiful City"
"Peter, Go Ring Them Bells"
Plenty Good Room (1st version)
Plenty Good Room (2nd version)
Poor Me
Pour Mourner's Got a Home at Last
"Ride On, King Jesus! (1st version)"
"Ride On, King Jesus! (2nd version)"
"Ride On, King Jesus! (3rd version)"
Ride the Chariot
Rise and Shine
Rise! Shine! for thy Light Is Coming!
"Rise up Shepherd, and Follow!"
Rock-a My Soul (1st version)
Rock-a My Soul (2nd version)
"Roll, Jordan, Roll"
"Run, Mourner, Run!"
Singing with a Sword in My Hand
"Sinner, Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass"
Sister Mary Had But One Child
"Sit Down, Servant, Sit Down! "
[Somebody's Calling My Name]
Sometimes I Feel Like a Mo