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Thread #78356   Message #1407181
Posted By: wysiwyg
12-Feb-05 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Shaker Songs & Hymns
Subject: Add: GOD IS INFINITELY ABLE
The form of this one is AABB, AABB.

~S~

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GOD IS INFINITELY ABLE
Attributed to Abraham Perkins, from the Enfield, NH Shaker Community, ca. 1860. Transcribed from Mary Maria Basford's songbook (1860 - 1862) by Enfield, NH Shaker Museum exec. dir. Mary Haagen. Learned from the singing of Debra Spencer on Gourd Music CD VERDANT GROVES. This version adapted, edited, and arranged (C) 2005 for The Good News-Goodtime Band by Susan O. Hinton.

A PART:
God is infinitely able to sustain the weak and feeble,
And to meet the demands of the needy and poor.
Though they wade in deep water, yet by fasting, prayer and watching
He will safely, safely lead them to an unbroken shore.

B PART:
Oh Canaan, fair Canaan, golden days bespeak thy future.
I behold the thousand hills where-on graze thy flocks and herds.
All Israel is before me, clad in vestments of bright glory,
And I hear their songs of vict'ry, I feel pow'r from their word.

CHORDS:
(From the first chord CHANGE in each line)

A PART:
G, C, G, C
G, C, G, D7
G, C, D7, G
C, G, C, D7, G

B PART:
G, C, G, Bm, C
D7, Em, C, D7
G, C, D7, G
C, G, C, D7, G

With thanks to Shelley Phillips, Community Music School, for a start on the arrangement.

SH