Monthly Archives: January 2011

How I Got Over

What I love about this song is that it glories in “not knowing.” I don’t know how I got over, in fact I look back and wonder. But the orientation of the song is instructive. You see the singer is

Posted in God, Goodness, Gospel Songs, Mahalia Jackson, Midst, Orientation, Sovereignty, Unpredictability

Will Righteous Children Beg For Bread?

I must admit that this is one of our “shout” texts, but does it say what we want it to say? Psalm 37:25 says “I was young and now I am old, and I have never seen the righteous forsaken

Posted in cliche, Commentary, Dying Of Starvation, Easy Answers, Etcc, Financial Gurus, gospel cliche, Psalmist, Statement Of Fact

The Importance of Now

Sinner Please Don’t Let This Harvest PassSinner Please Don’t Let This Harvest PassAnd Die and Lose Your Soul At LastSinner Please Don’t Let This Harvest Pass There is a strong “evangelistic” mode to many of the spirituals. We do know

Posted in Christian Tradition, Devotional, Forward Movement, Great Desire, Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, negro spiritual devotional

The Vision Can See Through Death

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made excellent use of the story of Moses being prohibited from entering the promised land. God gave Moses that view of the land (Deuteronomy 34:1-12). This is a very interesting use of this text. King

Posted in American Christianity, Children Of Abraham, Commentary, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Hebrew Religion

I Want To Cross Over

Deep RiverMy Home Is Over JordanDeep River, LordI Want To Cross Over Into Camp Ground Not too long ago we saw a spiritual where we simply uttered our despair. This spiritual is close to that, but it goes a little

Posted in Despair, Devotional, Heavenly Father, Hebrews, Human Desire, negro spiritual devotional, Slave System, Temptation

No Weapon Shall Prosper – Really?

The Bible says in Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper.” Many preachers, gospel singers and Bible teachers have emphasized this text to us who have their enemies come against them. We sing this in our

Posted in Bible Teachers, Child Of God, Commentary, Elijah The Prophet, Evil Doers, Gods Kingdom, gospel cliche, Gospel Singers, no weapon