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O, Freedom

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1 Oh, freedom, oh, freedom,
oh, freedom over me.
And before I'd be a slave
I'll be buried in my grave,
and go home to my Lord and be free.

2 No more moaning, no more moaning,
no more moaning over me.
And before I'd be a slave
I'll be buried in my grave,
and go home to my Lord and be free.

3 There’ll be singing, there’ll be singing,
there’ll be singing over me.
And before I'd be a slave
I'll be buried in my grave,
and go home to my Lord and be free.

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #634

Text Information

First Line: O, freedom, O freedom, O freedom over me
Title: O, Freedom
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Source: African-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And before I'll be a slave
Copyright: Public Domain

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