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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 47–55.
Published: 01 March 1993
...Cheryl Townsend Gilkes Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Standing on the Promises Cheryl Townsend Gilkes "Then the disciples went away again unto their own home. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): vii–viii.
Published: 01 September 1995
... recrafting James's sen- tences and reworking his paragraphing was especially troublesome because before James's widow died in early 1994 I had made a promise to her. Through Cureau I had promised to maintain the overall integrity of James's scholarship, including his choice of lan- 1. Those drafts, along...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 75–80.
Published: 01 September 1994
...." So great a cloud A Melody of freedom 19 of dark witnesses, so many who, as the biblical writer told, "died in faith, not having received what was promised, but having seen it, and greeted it from afar" (Heb. 11:13). Of Africa's uprooted people, then, must we hear and learn and sing-Joseph Cinque...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 88–95.
Published: 01 September 1988
... that "The composer of this song book always confessed that the author was God." Prior to her death in the early thirties, Mother Tate exacted a promise from Bishop Keith (at that time the general secretary of the church) that she would have the book published if she outlived her superior: I, M. F. L. Keith, rewrote...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 105–109.
Published: 01 September 1994
... for the 1990s: A Black Studies Sounding of Form," would seem to promise at last the resonant historical engagement that Baker practiced on the blues, 108 Black Sacred Music but it remains something of a disappointment. He offers a brief sum- mary of the emergence of hip-hop, from Kool DJ Herc's parties...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 206–217.
Published: 01 March 1992
... of solidarity and mutual reinforce- ment. Children went from one house to another and ate at the table of a friend's mother. Indeed, a whipping could come from someone else's parent. Whoever stood out for promise or achievement became the darling of the entire community, causing everyone from that section...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 150.
Published: 01 March 1990
... and thy reward receive For all that thou hast done. 3 Go and join that blood washed band Who've triumphed over sin By faith have reached the promised land And ever dwell therein. Words: John Howardton Smith RESURRECTION AND LIFE EVERLASTING ...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 62.
Published: 01 March 1987
..., And raised a calabash Of water and com flour In praise to the ancestral gods, And went to the seashore To take a secret bath Of purification and purity. The gods were very pleased, And I promised to sing songs; But the gods do not forget, And after many years of absence, The gods wake me up with songs. I...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 50.
Published: 01 March 1990
... and trust Him for His grace, His strength is sufficient for all. In His word He has promised To go with you all the way, His strength is sufficient for all. 2 Though the days may be dreary, And the nights dark and long, His strength is sufficient for all. His presence will bring light And joy to your heart...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 254–264.
Published: 01 March 1994
... the difference in my life!' Listen to the same poet again: The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.6 We read these words and hear them not only in our minds but in our hearts and in our guts. They get inside us and evoke...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 56–61.
Published: 01 March 1993
... exile. To the victims of exile, Babylon was a wasteland-a place of death, destruction, pain, alienation, and servitude. Babylon was blind, deaf, and indifferent to Israel's cries, moans, anguish, and pain. Babylon has no memory, makes no promises, and offers no hope. Babylon engages in lies and pretense...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 108–109.
Published: 01 March 1990
... comes upon me. Turn back in this that we would do, if our God would permit. But we who have tasted as the spirit said, it's impossible for us to do it. 5 Every soul approach the mercy seat where Jesus answers prayers, There humbly fall before His feet, for none can perish there. His promise is your only...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 170–176.
Published: 01 March 1992
...- foundly troubled by the environmental crises and other related con- cerns, might wistfully hope to find." 5 Whatever the ambiguity of the Christian past, the future may be more promising. Gradually, and by no means too soon, new ecolog- ical theologies are emerging in various parts of the Christian world...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 125–132.
Published: 01 September 1989
... have made him a figure firmly grounded in the history of black messiahs. Standing uniquely in the tradition of black radicalism and touching the sensibilities of today's youths when he calls for an assault on human misery, Prince has made votaries of the socially discontented, with a promise...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 192–193.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Cameron White, Nathaniel Dett and the borderline composer, Will Marion Cook (all members of ASCAP). The field of serious music didn't seem so remote or so impossible after that. It became not only promising, but inviting. When we showed a willingness to work, there were many people who offered a helping...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 36–37.
Published: 01 March 1993
... of the "Freedom Dance," interpreted by two talented young dancers of great promise-one Haitian and one American. If our young maestro captures this "freedom theme" with his drums, he will be making still another contribution to the cause of civil rights so dear to all true American hearts . I say "still another...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 109–134.
Published: 01 March 1994
... Land" transformed.45 This song is one Charles Ives would have heard his father, George, lead in the summer camp meetings. The word Beulah is Hebrew for "wedded"; in Isaiah it is a prophetic image of the promised reconcil- iation between God and his people after their exile: No more will you be called...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 95–96.
Published: 01 September 1992
... a difference in the frequency of recognition of promising Negro talent, and perhaps in this way many youngsters would be given chances to develop that they might not have had otherwise. Another way the Negroes all over the country can aid the Negro musician's cultural development is by writing to the makers...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 81–88.
Published: 01 September 1994
... the promise of God is true. God is faithful, and, even though you don't have what you're looking for right now, you can still sing because God has the last word. Paul takes this same image and applies it to the Christian churches in Galatia. He found in those churches that there were people who had come...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): ix–x.
Published: 01 March 1990
... gropings of freedom with taints of American pietism, evangelical songs with "orthodox" biblical interpretations and words, are songs to compensate for what was promised in the New World version of revivalism mov- ing across the frontier and finding "free grace." Most if not all these songs take to heart...