Each voice was a witness against slavery and a prayer that God would deliver us from our chains. According to author Bruno Chenu, spirituals are an expression of the Christian faith seen through the lens of slavery and set to music from an African and European context Chenu, , The origins of this spiritual appear to be a confluence of the white hymn tradition and the creativity and existential experiences of enslaved Africans. This authoritative source consists of songs collected and transcribed from African Americans who lived on plantations in the South Carolina sea islands—St. The Union Army took these islands in the early s and held them throughout the war. Though the plantation owners had fled, the enslaved Africans remained. Lucy Garrison was a professional musician, and she led the cause in transcribing the spirituals in the collection. Two entries in Slave Songs develop this theme.
A Mother Sings Worship Song to Her Baby
September Country Gospel , Country Music. A baby is formed by the love between man and woman. God will grant a baby in every family for them to unite and create a bright life together. They have been the reason for every accomplishment you have achieved. As a mother, one of the most beautiful gifts you can give your child is to let them know God. Let them know who the great master and the giver of life is. In that way, you can let them be closer to God. Let them know the true greatness of God.
Spirituals were created extemporaneously and were passed orally from person to person. These folksongs were improvised as suited the singers. You can listen to a version of the tune HERE.