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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 136–138.
Published: 01 March 1990
...John Howardton Smith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 81 An Angel Rolled the Stone Away I ~ ~ " u ..A I ~ '" ru - ~ - 7 l. It 2. Th e 3. And -~ ~ ~ -- r wa s wh e n -· - - - = . ~~ ear- 1y in the morn- ing, The Ro- man sol- di e rs we r e Sta- tioned Ath e y had come to the tomb...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 102–103.
Published: 01 March 1990
...John Howardton Smith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 58 Steal Away with Jesus I Steal away alone with Jesus, To some quiet lonely spot, Close the door on all intruders, There commune with Him alone. Tell Him all about your struggles, And the things that do annoy, He will help...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 22–52.
Published: 01 March 1989
...; there there is rest! Speed fleeting moments and bear me away! Free my sad soul from this prison of clay, Far from this wilderness bear me away! There, there is rest; There is rest. ALL THINGS SPEAK. TUNE-"All is well ." Hark! Hark!! A voice! A voice is loudly soundingFree the slave-Free the slave! Sweet freedoms...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 83–87.
Published: 01 September 1988
... this toilsome pilgrimage is for them to "keep on looking away to Jesus" so that the Holy Ghost will "a citizen of heaven make (them] while on earth below." This turning away from the world heavenward to Jesus is what Jones denotes the "heavenly calling": I am so glad of the heavenly calling, Calling away from...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 167–170.
Published: 01 March 1990
... Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Index of Titles and First Lines A Call to Service 31 A dancing ray of sunlight 78 A Home across the Jordan 82 A Mighty Army 70 A Prayer 37 A Surrendered Life 68 A warp ofjoy and a woof of sorrow 76 An Angel Rolled the Stone Away 81 After...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 347–350.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Music Index "A New Bell," 309-11 "A Woman Is Born for Trouble;' 140 Abyssinia, 46 "Ah Got Heb'm in Mah View," 304-5 "Ah'm a Union Man," 130 - 31 "Ah'm Gonna Mek Mah Burden Easy;' 281-82 "Ah'm Prayin' on Mah Way," 304 "All My Sins Done Taken Away...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 243–338.
Published: 01 September 1995
... away. Oh Cap'in come See what I done, I laid de track So de train can run. De railroad line's mah home, mah home, De railroad line's mah home. Oh Cap'in Bob, De big "Hot Shot" Come rollin' down Appendix of Negro Songs 253 Lak de mountain top. De railroad line's mah home, mah home, De railroad line's...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 27.
Published: 01 March 1990
... heart grow light, Drives sorrow and cares away. 3 Love makes the Christian's burden light And takes away all pain; It gives the Christian strength to fight, Helps him the victory win. 4 Love makes the Christian faith grow strong In the trials of the day; And fills the Christian heart with song As he...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 56–61.
Published: 01 March 1993
... and pretense. Babylon only knows the cold logic of numbers and statistics. It is a place of buying and selling, of negotiating and trading, of destructive engagement. Life in Babylon is reduced to what can be used, exploited, and then tossed away. It is no wonder that when our brothers and sisters down...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 71–74.
Published: 01 March 1993
.... Death is neither an enemy nor an evil. It is what many of our forebears talked about in the words of that familiar gospel hymn: 0 they tell me of a home far beyond the skies, 0 they tell me of a home far away; 0 they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise, 0 they tell me of an unclouded day. 0...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 140–141.
Published: 01 March 1990
... thou complain- 4 And push aside the chalice marah brimmed? Linger thou, here, thine eyes erewhile tear-dimmed, Nor turn away till thou at length hast won The strength to say, "Thy will, not mine, be done." 5 Lo, next the judgement hall and abject Hate Strikes with his puny arm. God, incarnate, Silent...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 72–83.
Published: 01 March 1988
... loud! Loud! Very loud! They move dancers to their feet, Onlookers to joy. They are heard far away; And I at a distance , Unseen by the drummers, Also enjoy the drum sounds. I Hear the Drums 75 76 The Journal of Black Sacred Music III. Let Me Hear the Drums Let me hear the drums. The rhythms of my...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 March 1993
... to pump, while he hummed "Please don' drive me away, You may need me some day." He pumped with the measured movements of a tired woman washing clothes, keeping time with his humming-and it gave him a sense of exhilaration-made him feel like he was "shouting!' As he slowly moved his entire body up and down...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 29–32.
Published: 01 September 1987
... it is but an easy step to the wistful songs of Stephen Collins Foster. When one speaks thus, there immediately rise those who say that we want to get away from our heritage. Such is not the fact. We value today more than ever the efforts of Negroes who lived in other years; more than ever before we are interested...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 69–81.
Published: 01 March 1987
... or I Tenor Solo. - - , arr. "Steal Away." Spiritual. SATB with Mezzo Soprano or Baritone Solo. - - , arr. "Sweet Lil' Jesus Boy." Xerox MS. Spiritual. SATB with Soprano Solo. - - , arr. "Sweetest Sound I Ever Heard." Xerox MS. Solo Voice and Piano. - - , arr. '"Tis the 01' Ship of Zion." Xerox MS...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 111–113.
Published: 01 September 1992
... series of concerts over the NBC Network will begin. And the cause he champions? He has been hammering away at it for many years, in many ways. He has done more for it than any other person in the musical world. It's not a new cause, for it is also championed in the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 104–146.
Published: 01 September 1995
...: a. Da, da, da-da-do. b. Doo, dah, doo-dah-doo. 14. Lines from hymns with original responses: I wandered far away from God. I wonder if de lighthouse will shine on me. The path of sin too long I've trod. I wonder if de lighthouse will shine on me. When the Negro speaks through his songs, he is not aware...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 1988
... away with religious behavior."5 On the other hand are such researchers as Lawrence Levine and James Cone6 who perceived blues to be semi-religious or idolatrous: that hypostatic human expression and moral commitment was to a temporal rather than ultimate value. In contrast to such views, this essay...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 17–49.
Published: 01 September 1989
... When you're feeling low just dance these blues away. ffte Blues God Persons who protest against God because the world neglects to manifest God's work (grace) both materially in their lives and historically as human life unfolds, Kenneth Surin calls "protest atheists"? and Albert Camus "metaphysical...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 173–176.
Published: 01 September 1992
... deliberately work away from the proposed plan. No matter what I do, the finished product usually differs in externals (since many things are changed during creation) but basically the planned form will remain. Sometimes the peculiarities of the theme itself may lead to devia­ tions from the original plan...