Negro spiritual


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a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States

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And rather than a stirring Negro spiritual, it's a guide to where Englishmen can park them.
"And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: 'Free at last!
Try not to fuss.' Or it may be partly pious resignation, the philosophy of the old Negro spiritual - 'Ain't gonna need this house no longer ...
The Negro spiritual "I Ain't No Ways Tired" suggests one of the major characteristics of Black women's history - survival.
Frost, in 1960, apparently knew nothing of the well-known Negro spiritual containing the Dives reference.
In his Easter message, the Archbishop says: "Some of you will be familiar with the Negro Spiritual 'Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?' Our answer to its question, of course, is 'No, we weren't there.' But there were people around at the time whose memories of the events in Jerusalem when Jesus entered it to shouts of 'Hosanna!' and, so soon after, when the shouts demanded 'Crucify him!' were passed on and now form part of the Gospel story.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last!
said that he dreamt of a day "when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will he able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: 'Free at last!
The writing itself is poetic and lush, bolstered by the inclusion of Negro spiritual song lyrics.
Somewhere around the third cup of wine, a room full of Jews sang the classic negro spiritual in lively fashion, followed almost immediately by "O Freedom," another classic negro spiritual.
The 51-year-old performed at special banquet in his honour at Goudini Spa, inland of Cape Town, when she sang a negro spiritual to the great man, accompanied by the famed Libertas choir.
Loomis' blasted vision awakened two things in me--that the Atlantic was a huge African graveyard, and it unlocked the meaning behind the old Negro spiritual Dem Bones, which we had sung as kids.
The speech reached its crescendo as King dreamed of a day when all men, regardless of colour and religion, would be able to "join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last'".