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Thread #161971   Message #3852838
Posted By: Joe Offer
28-Apr-17 - 12:40 AM
Thread Name: Origins: He's My Rock, My Sword, My Shield
Subject: Origins: He's My Rock, My Sword, My Shield
I'm not really on some sort of religious frenzy, what with my bringing up all these threads on Spirituals. I'm building a database of links to accompany the Rise Up Singing Songbook, and I'm on the "Spirituals" chapter.

I came across a song in Rise Up Singing that I know nothing about. Here 'tis:

That's all that's in the songbook - no verses, no background or source information.

Here's a recording by Ethel Waters:

One by Randy Travis:

Here's a rather interesting arrangement by Rev. Gerald Thompson and the Tennessee Full Gospel Baptist Church Choir -

And the Golden Gate Quartet:

And here's one that I really like - complete with hand motions: