The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20269   Message #210212
Posted By: GUEST,Uncle Jaque
11-Apr-00 - 03:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: He walks with me and ...(In the Garden)
Subject: RE: Yikes!
In the time it took to type that response, 4 of ye jumped on it, including full lyrics text. I'm impressed (not to mention blessed)! Do we have a "chatroom" going on here? How many of us Gospel Music affectionados are there in here, anyway? Well, praise de Lawd (say "AMEN!!!", somebody!!!)!

By the by, I collect old music dating from around 1800, much of it in the form of Hymnals, Gospel & Evangelical songbooks. If any of ye are interested in that reeeeally OLD stuff (some of it's pretty rich) drop me line; have some scanned image files / lyric text etc. on file somewhere. Lots of tattered paper I have yet to properly peruse & catalog stowed in boxes, too.

D'ye know that the CHANT was a common form of worship in Protestant fellowships in the early to mid 1800s? I'm not clever enough to tell if they are in the "Gregorian" mode, but they were used a lot, apparantly - especially for funerals. The one I've been able to figure out is certainly haunting enough;

"Safe in the bosom of thy Lord young spirit, Rest... thee... now...; E'en while with us thy footsteps trod His seal was on... thy... brow."

Once in a while I go through those old manuscripts and my hair (what there is of it) stands on end!