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Thread #40581   Message #581515
Posted By: GUEST,Burke again
28-Oct-01 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: How can I keep from Singing
Subject: RE: Help: How can I keep from Singing
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This is a wonderful hymn that, IMHO, the folk musicians rediscovered & gave back to the church. The original date for the words is not clear, but they do come from during or shortly after the Civil War. I think that gives lines like "Through all the tumult and the strife" a special meaning at times like these.