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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 81–88.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Harold Dean Trulear Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Singl for God Has the Last Word Harold Dean Trulear For it is written, rejoice thou barren that bearest not, break forth and cry thou that travailest not, for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 66–74.
Published: 01 September 1995
... to the Negro in an ethical sense, for the deplorable conditions under which some of the work songs were made rivals the rigors of slavery in the fullest sense of the word. On the other hand, some peculiar change is taking place in the attitude of the Negro which causes him not to react to his job in a singing...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 21–34.
Published: 01 March 1988
... word is doubtless its most distinctive feature. To a situation characterized by bleakness. despair, oppression, and frustration, a word of hope is declared. offering to a people the promise of a brighter day and strength to endure the times in which they find themselves. This preaching is not solely...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 182–194.
Published: 01 September 1995
.... But it is less resourceful and less practical on the part of whites to resort to the use of slightly different words and, in some cases, to take over a spir- Has the Negro Borrowed His Songs? 183 itual entirely for use in a hymnbook while making no reference to its origin and then lending further obscurity...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 80–83.
Published: 01 September 1990
... is where the composerinterpreter of the text sets (to music) the meaning of the text rather than its words (2). The principle of "opulent adornment" is where the composer-interpreter adorns the text in the sense that he sets the words rather than the meaning (ro). The difference, explains Kivy, is between...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 68–69.
Published: 01 March 1990
...F. M. Hamilton Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 34 Save Me Now r 1. 0 2. I 3. I 4. To Lord, candare Thee in not not a- pi- t y let Thee wai t to-lo ne, 0 hear le ave -mo rLord my me row's cry, And n ow, Nor sun , 0 cry, 0 i ~b~~ ~I ~ r ~~ I let me hear the r fI I I sav- ing word...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 40–46.
Published: 01 September 1990
... at the mission of St. Simon of Cyrene, near Cincinnati, Ohio. Fr. Wilson, the priest in charge, has just announced, "The service of Holy Baptism will be found on page 273 of the Prayer Book." With the acolytes he goes to the center of the sanctuary. As he turns to the font, the words ring out: "It's me, It's me...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 60–61.
Published: 01 March 1990
... God's word is true, yes. It's written in the law you see, and it's not too old for me, It's just like not drinking wine. Acts 13 and 27, you will find, Now you had better not work on Sunday, it's a sin and a shame. Chorus You must not work on Sunday, it's a shame, it's a shame; You should not work...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 81–85.
Published: 01 September 1992
... of the musical structure is to obtain the motive, or in other words, the germ. The circumstances under which motives are impressed on the objective or conscious mind differ considerably. Yet, as you will see, it is always the higher or subjective mind that perceives them first. The first of the examples...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 March 1987
...: The Gospel Publishing House, 1947), pp. 294-95 . Bob E. Patterson, resembling most writers, finds even less to say on the subject in his chapter on "Catholic ~ntecostals" in Speaking in Tongues: Let's Talk About It, Ed. Watson E. Mills (Waco, Tuxas: Word Books, 1973), p. 108. Other brief statements...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 64.
Published: 01 March 1990
...John Howardton Smith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 31 A Call to Service 1 Go stand ye watchman brave and strong Proclaim the gospel truth, Go tell the nations of their wrong Urge them to God be true. 2 Oh keep your candle burning bright With God's most Holy Word That it may...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 56–67.
Published: 01 September 1991
... glory of a love all-inclusive. "Folk-songs," says the late Henry E. Krehbiel, "are the echoes of the heart-beats of the vast folk and in them are preserved feelings, beliefs, and habits of vast antiquity, not only in the words, but also in the music and perhaps more truthfully in the music than...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 90.
Published: 01 March 1990
..., Lord Jesus come. Thy will, thy wonder, 0 Lord in heart. Lord Jesus come. 4 Lord Jesus come, Lord Jesus come. We receive thy word in power. Lord Jesus come. 5 Lord Jesus come, Lord Jesus come. Thy power, thy word, amen in heart. Lord Jesus come. 6 Lord Jesus come, Lord Jesus come. In us to do thy will O...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 50.
Published: 01 March 1990
... is sufficient for all. Chorus Oh, believe His word 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...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 104–146.
Published: 01 September 1995
... to be "more holy" and "more loving" but also to be like Jesus. The music to this song is, as one will find in most folk songs, ideally suited to convey the fullest meaning of the words. It is simple, broad, and highly religious. Now, take the song "Down by de Riverside" as an example. It is the exultation...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 157.
Published: 01 March 1990
... With her Bible on her knee. 2 When her day's work is ended She seeks comfort for her soul This she's always sure to find In the precious word of God. I can almost hear her singing The hymn she loves so well There lies her hymn book by her. 3 She is thinking now of me. I remember when I left her She gave me...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 81–82.
Published: 01 September 1988
... and musical, practice will bring it to be so . To this end, sing much when by yourself. Practice the scale; practice correct pronunciation. Yet so practice it as to let your heart be on what you sing, not how. Avoid any sort of "put on." (f) Do not sound R in words where there is no R. That is affection...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 108–109.
Published: 01 March 1990
... Word of God , the power of the world to come, And have tasted of the Heavenly Gift and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost; We have the same blessing that the Church received on the Day of Pentecost. 3 Keep running on for Jesus, both cripple, halt, blind or lame; Revelations nineteen and thirteen...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 30–42.
Published: 01 September 1994
... or musicians within the church, and those hymns that are believed to have been revealed to, or channeled through, certain individuals from a divine source.14 J. D . Y. Peel reports a practice that was observed by members of the Cherubim and Seraphim churches where they literally interpreted the words...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 16–34.
Published: 01 September 1995
.... There is something mysterious about the cry as it affects all animals, whether it be articulate or not. There is a certain something in it that says more than mere words can express. In fact, it may be said that the cry is more reliable in its general inarticulateness than when it is used as a purveyor of a definite...