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Thread #104255 Message #2134368
Posted By: Bee
27-Aug-07 - 07:19 AM
Thread Name: Bible School songs
Subject: RE: Folklore: Bible School songs
I remember many of these from Bible Vacation School (in Cape Breton) in the early sixties (though not the last two mentioned). Oddly, though I know the song, I don't recall Jesus Loves the Little Children being sung there. Which is strange, because the last Saturday of BVS was dedicated to an outdoor picnic, games, etc., to which the children from the BVS in Sydney's mostly Black community also came, since there wasn't a suitable picnic place in the city. For many of the kids in my community, this would have been the only contact they had with Black children - not due to racial prejudice, but due to our community being very small and rather poor, so that only the families of the people who first settled there lived there. Those picnics were fun.