Spirits That Dwell in Deep Woods

by Various

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Description:

Prayer and praise hymns have become an integral part of the sacred hymnody of the African American religious experience. Twenty years after the Emancipation, the children of the slaves found themselves living in the reality of separateness, and their religious practice turned increasingly inward. A unique body of hymnody grew out of that period, approximately 1885–1925.

These are songs of Southern origin, of a rural people working the land. These songs are different from spirituals and Black meter music, yet show their influences. These songs are Bible-based, highly repetitive in accord with the nature of oral tradition, and of anonymous authorship.

Wyatt Tee Walker has researched this segment of the history of African American church music more than any other known scholar. His original three paperback volumes have been edited and combined by James Abbington into this clothbound edition worthy of its historical and musical significance.

The book now includes a recording of the twenty-four selected “prayer and praise” hymns researched by Rev. Dr. Walker. This exciting CD highlights not only the hymns, but the singing style of the period as well, being faithful to the impromptu harmonies and dissonance brought about by inspired song.

A separate songbook for choirs and congregations is also available, making this valuable repertoire accessible for use in Sunday worship.

Format: CD

TRACKS INCLUDED ON ALBUM

TITLE ARTIST TIME
1
Another Day's Journey and I'm So Glad Various 1:42
2
Blessed Be the Name of the Lord Various 2:16
3
Daniel In the Lion's Den Various 2:51
4
Glory, Glory! Hallelujah Various 2:14
5
Great Change Since I've Been Born Various 2:03
6
I Know His Blood Has Made Me Whole Various 4:14
7
I Know I Got Religion, Yes, Yes Various 2:32
8
I Know My Name Is Written There Various 1:53
9
I Wanna Be Ready Various 3:35
10
I Wanna Die Easy Various 3:26
11
I'm Glad I Got That Old Time Religion Various 3:04
12
Jesus Is a Rock In a Weary Land Various 2:28
13
Jesus On the Mainline Various 1:28
14
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning Various 1:11
15
Lord, Have Mercy Various 3:57
16
Nobody But You, Lord Various 1:43
17
Satan, We're Gonna Tear Your Kingdom Down Various 3:12
18
Something Happened When He Saved Me Various 1:45
19
Something On the Inside Working On the Outside Various 2:06
20
Talkin' 'Bout a Good Time Various 2:25
21
Till I Die, Till I Die Various 1:54
22
You Better Min Various 2:24
23
You Better Run Various 3:02
24
You Can't Make Me Doubt Him Various 2:17