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Amen- spiritual

Richie 07 Apr 10 - 12:10 PM
Joe Offer 07 Apr 10 - 01:07 PM
MMario 07 Apr 10 - 01:17 PM
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Subject: Amen- spiritual
From: Richie
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 12:10 PM

Hi,

There seem to be a variety of spirituals titled "Amen." Anyone know the source of any of them?

One has:

John on the Isle of Patmos
Looked over in the Gloryland

Any info would be appreciated.

Richie


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Subject: RE: Amen- spiritual
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 01:07 PM

Hi, Richie - it that a verse to the Jester Hairston song Amen that was popularized by the movie Lilies of the Field? Can you tell us any more about the song you're seeking? Hairston may or may not have been the composer of this song. Seems to me we really haven't found versions earlier than Hairston's arrangement, but it could be that the song is traditional.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Amen- spiritual
From: MMario
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 01:17 PM

Then there is this one

Amen, Amen, Amen
Amen, Amen

The Lord is my Shepherd
He leads me day by day
He feeds me when I'm hungry
And hears me when I pray

John on the Isle of Patmos
Looked over inn the Glory –landHe heard the angels singing
And shouting Hallelujah! Amen


I would not be a deceiver
I'll tell you the reason why
I'm afraid my Lord might call me
And I wouldn't be ready to die

When I was a sinner
A sinner just like you
I came to the Lord in repentance
I believed till I came thro'

Sometimes my way is clouded
My pathway all confused
I set my face toward heaven
Determined to go thro'


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Subject: RE: Amen- spiritual
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 02:24 PM

Hmmm. Mmario, the song I know is:
    Amen, Amen
    Amen, Amen, Amen

Are we all talking about the same song, the one from Lilies of the Field?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Amen- spiritual
From: Richie
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 07:49 PM

Here's one that related to "Mary had A Baby":

2072. Amen, Amen
Text: African American Spiritual
Music: African American Spiritual
Tune: AMEN, AMEN, Meter: Irr. with Refrain

Refrain (sing throughout):
Amen, amen,
amen, amen, amen.

1. O see the little baby
lying in a manger
on Christmas morning.

2. See Jesus in the temple
talking to the elders
how they all marveled!

3. See Jesus at the sea shore
preaching to the people,
healing all the sick ones!

4. See Jesus on the cross
bearing all my sins
in bitter agony!

5. Yes, Jesus died to save us,
rose on Easter morning,
and lives forever!

6. We're singing Alleluia!
Jesus is my Savior,
who lives forever!


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Subject: RE: Amen- spiritual
From: Richie
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 07:50 PM

Amen- Variation on Version in last post

"CHORUS:
Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen!

1. (See the baby Jesus) Amen,
(Wrapped in a manger) Amen,
(On Christmas morning!) Amen, amen, amen!

2. (See Him in the temple) Amen,
(Talking to the elders) Amen,
(Who marvelled at His wisdom) Amen, amen, amen!

3. (See Him in the garden) Amen,
(Praying to His Father) Amen,
(In deepest sorrow) Amen, amen, amen!

4. (Glory, hallelujah!) Amen,
(Jesus died to save us) Amen,
(Rose and lives forever!) Amen, amen, amen!

5. (John on Isle of Patmos) Amen,
(Looked into the Gloryland) Amen,
(And saw the angels singing!) Amen, amen, amen!"


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Subject: RE: Amen- spiritual
From: Richie
Date: 07 Apr 10 - 07:56 PM

Her's another one. Seems like it the same one people sing at sports games at the end of the game- when they just sing Amen 5 times. They are basically the same but where did they originate? What is the traditional source?

AMEN- Version 3

Amen, Oh Lawdy !
Amen, Have mercy
Amen, Amen, Amen
Sing it over now

Amen, Oh Lawdy !
Amen, Have mercy
Amen, Amen, Amen

See the little baby
Lying in a manger
On Christmas morning
Amen, Amen, Amen

See Him in a temple
Talking to the elders
Oh how are they marvelled
Amen, Amen, Amen

See Him at the seashore!
Preaching to the people
Healing all the sick ones
Amen, Amen, Amen

See Him at the garden
Praying to the father
In deepest sorrow
Amen, Amen, Amen

See Him on the cross
Bearing all my sins
In bitter agony
Amen, Amen, Amen

Yes, He died to save us
And He rose in Easter
Now He lives for ever
Amen, Amen, Amen

Hallelujah!
Jesus is my Saviour
For He lives forever
Amen, Amen, Amen


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