By Request, ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’

I’ve been on the road for, oh, hours today–general store, laundry, liquor store, take Patty’s car in to the shop, bank… and supermarket. It won’t be easy to catch up on my work.

But first a hymn!

Requested by “Thewhiterabbit,” Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, sung by the immortal Etta James, with background sets by God the Father. We used to sing this song at Y Camp. Still brings a tear to my eye–but it’s a good tear, and I don’t begrudge it.

7 comments on “By Request, ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’

  1. We used to sing this at “Y” camp, too. I really wish we could still hear more of these spirituals nowadays.

    I’m now going to ask timidly for something that isn’t a hymn or a spiritual or anything from a religious source, BUT … do you remember the great conversion song from the show “Guys and Dolls,” where Nicely-Nicely sings about a dream he had, “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat”? When we next see him, he’s become a Christian and a member of the Salvation Army. Okay, so it’s not a hymn. If you think it’s inappropriate, I’ll understand. But it’s a pretty powerful threat of Hell and a call to conversion, very much like the song “Sinner Man, Sinner Man, Where You Gonna Run To.”

    1. I like that idea very much, Phoebe! If I can find it, I’ll post it tomorrow.
      We always have room for calls to conversion!

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