126A. When God First Brought Us Back

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Text Information
First Line: When God first brought us back from exile
Title: When God First Brought Us Back
Author: Carl P. Daw Jr., b. 1944
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Biblical Names and Places: Negeb; Biblical Names and Places: Zion; Church Year: Advent (21 more...)
Copyright: © 1996 Hope Publishing Company
Tune Information
Arranger: Horace Clarence Boyer, 1935-2009
Meter: D
Key: c minor or modal
Source: Traditional American
Copyright: Arr. © 1992 Horace Clarence Boyer
Notes: The use of the tune WAYFARING STRANGER, an Afro-American spiritual, creates resonance between this text and the Afro-American experience. Before singing this psalm setting, have an unaccompanied soloist sing the traditional, spiritual text (I am a poor wayfaring stranger/While traveling through this world of woe./Yet there’s no sickness, toil nor danger/In that bright world to which I go./I’m going there to see my father (mother/sister/brother/Jesus)/I’m going there no more to roam./I’m only going over Jordan,/I’m only going over home.).

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