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Juré from French Creole Louisiana, likely from the area around Opelousas. Very little of this remains because it was home music, often sung between different households from the front porch and rarely recorded.

 

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Bahamian funeral song. Written by Joseph Spence, performed by Aaron Neville.

 

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The Sacred Harp. A continental era American hymnal.

 

"A life contains a hundred strings, and dies if one be gone.

Strange that a harp of a thousand strings should stay in tune so long."

 

 

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Nice one Burl

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That is a great song showing people taking a responsability for their beliefs.

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That Kuwaiti video is viral in the ME right now.

 

The Qu'ran states that the prophet Jesus, not the prophet Muhammad, will be the one to return and preside over the day of judgment. Progressive Christianity is everywhere!

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Nice three chord melody in C.

 

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Testing reply to this topic at request of Burl,

 

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A Shaker hymn.  Shakers were not just furniture makers.  Their hymnal is an outstanding oerve of American music.

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Will the Circle be Unbroken.  Nitty Gritty Dirt band and friends.

 

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Africa; arr. Paul Hillier.  Haunting melody and striking 18c lyrics.  

Now shall my inward joys arise,
And burst into a Song;
Almighty Love inspires my Heart,
And Pleasure tunes my Tongue.

God on his thirsty Sion-Hill
Some Mercy-Drops has thrown,
And solemn Oaths have bound his Love
To show'r Salvation down.

Why do we then indulge our Fears,
Suspicions and Complaints?
Is he a God, and shall his Grace
Grow weary of his saints?

Can a kind Woman e'er forget
The Infant of her Womb,
And 'mongst a thousand tender Thoughts
Her Suckling have no Room?

Yet, saith the Lord, should Nature change,
And Mothers Monsters prove,
Sion still dwells upon the Heart
Of everlasting Love.

Deep on the Palms of both my Hands
I have engrav'd her Name;
My Hands shal raise her ruin'd Walls,
And build her broken Frame.

Edited by Burl

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This isn't really Christian, but to me it is.

I'm not really into the Grateful Dead, but this song really gets to me.

 

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