The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9612   Message #63630
Posted By: PDiB3
16-Mar-99 - 11:49 PM
Thread Name: Origins: AMEN (Jester Hairston)
Subject: RE: AMEN
Here's how I remember (at least some of) it.

See the Little Baby... (Amen)
Laid in a manger... (Amen)
On Christmas Mornin'!... (Amen Amen, Amen)

See Him in the Temple...(A)
Talking with the elders... (A)
Who marvelled at his wisdom! (A, A, A)

See Him at the riverside ... (A)
Talkin' to the fishermen...(A)
And makin' them disciples!... (A, A, A)

(I know there's at least one more verse, and I can't remember how it starts. It relates the Crucifixion and Resurrection. The last line has a huge crescendo, and goes "BUT HE ROSE ON EASTER!" A-Amen, Amen, Amen!)

Thanks for calling this lovely and simple song of faith to mind. I love "Lillies of the Field"