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I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Christmas Carols: Go Tell It On The Mountain (Dolly Parton Christmas Special)

This song comes out of a Black University, Fisk University, which was founded shortly after the Civil War.  They sponsored a professional and amateur choir, Jubilee Singers, which sang often to help fund the University.  They sang through America and Europe.  This choir introduced the world to spiritual music.  John Wesley's Work of Fisk University was the  preservation of Negro spirituals.  He wrote the lyrics to "Go Tell it on the Mountain" and set it to the tune "When I was a seeker."  This song comes from the history of Black music.  This song starts with the chorus, but reminds us that salvation was born that night.
Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
Jesus Christ is born
Down the lonely manger
The humble Christ was born
And God sent salvation
That blessed Christmas morn
While shepherds kept their watch
O'er silent flocks by night
Behold throughout the heavens
There shown a holy light

Please see The Carols We Love by Daniel Partner, Barbour, Uhrichsville, Oh, 2002.

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