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Thread #61042   Message #978780
Posted By: GUEST,Q
08-Jul-03 - 12:30 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: I, John (Saw a Mighty Number)
Subject: Lyr Add: HOW'D YOU KNOW YOUR NAME BEEN WRITTEN DOW
According to Courlander, Revelation 21:12 states that 12,000 from each of the twelve tribes were chosen, 144,000 in all. An angel showed John the New City, which had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Lyr. Add: HOW'D YOU KNOW YOUR NAME BEEN WRITTEN DOWN?

How'd you know your name been written down? (twice)
On the wall, oh, it's been written down. (twice)
Oh the angel told me, been written down. (twice)
How'd you know your name been written down? (twice)
Well the Lord told me, been written down. (twice)
Be sure your name been written down. (twice)
On the wall in heaven been written down. (twice)
I know my name been written down. (twice)
On the wall in heaven been written down. (twice)
Ain't you glad your name been written down? (twice)

Harold Courlander, "Negro Folk Music, U. S. A.", 1963, p. 67-68, Sheet Music 13, p. 244-245