Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit: 101 Best-Loved Psalms, Gospel Hymns & Spiritual Songs of the African-American Church

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Macmillan, Nov 15, 1999 - Music - 384 pages

An important historical document as well as an inspirational gift, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit captures the rich connections between song and experience as no other volume does.

For over 200 years in African-American churches throughout the country, gospel and spiritual music have offered solace and been a source of celebration, leaving a mark not only on the Christian world, but on popular music as well. Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit contains the lyrics and music of 101 of the most widely known and cherished of these pieces, ranging from heart-stirring spirituals sung during slave times (Steal Away; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot) to songs of unity from the civil rights movement and contemporary times (We Shall Overcome; I'll Fly Away).

The book also presents a biography of each composer and the history of the evolution of each song, examining the role it played in enabling African-Americans to develop the strength to carry on in the face of adversity.

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Contents

The negro spirituals
13
Were Marching to Zion 261 85 Were Marching to Zion
85
The gospel songs
103
Didnt It Rain
114
Jesus the Light of the World
146
The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow
152
My Soul Loves Jesus
159
Something Within
168
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
235
Lift Him Up How to Reach the Masses
238
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
241
Near the Cross
244
O For a Thousand Tongues
246
O How I Love Jesus
248
Rock of Ages
250
The Solid Rock
253

Stand By Me
171
Sweet Sweet Spirit
173
Take My Hand Precious Lord
176
Until I found the Lord
179
Well Understand It Better By and By
184
Weve Come This Far by Faith
186
Yes Lord
188
The EuroAmerican hymns
191
All Hail the Power of Jesus Name
196
Amazing Grace
198
Battle Hymn of the Republic
203
Blessed Assurance
204
Come Thou Fount
207
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
210
His Eye Is on the Sparrow
213
Holy Holy Holy
216
How Great Thou Art
218
Need Thee Every Hour
221
It Is Well with My Soul
224
Jesus Lover of My Soul
226
Jesus Loves Me
229
Joy to the World
231
Just As I Am
233
Take the Name of Jesus
255
There Is a Fountain
258
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
264
contemporary Gospel songs 267 IV contemporary Gospel songs Songs of Crouch Hawkins Smallwood Franklin and others 1960Present
267
Bless His Holy Name
273
The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power
275
Breathe into Me Oh Lord
278
The Center of My Joy
284
Church Medley
289
Give Me a Clean Heart
294
God Is
299
My Tribute
304
O Happy Day
311
Savior More Than Life
316
Soon and Very Soon
326
Through It All
331
To You Jesus
337
Total Praise
341
Why We Sing
347
Bibliography
359
Index
362
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About the author (1999)

Gwendolin Sims Warren has performed with the Metropolitan Opera and throughout Europe. She is minister of music at the Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church in Queens, New York, where she lives.

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