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A Little Talk With Jesus Makes it Right

“Troubles of every kind, thank God I’ll Always find, that a little talk with Jesus makes it right.”  The singer finds herself in the midst of trouble. This is not just regular troubles. No, this is troubles of every kind.

Posted in Devotional, Heartaches, Hell On Earth, Hot Water Heater, Literal Hell, Little Talk With Jesus, negro spiritual devotional, Talk With Jesus

Nobody Knows The Trouble

Nobody Knows The Trouble I SeeNobody Knows but JesusNobody Knows the Trouble I SeeGlory Hallelujah This spiritual is striking in that the subject of the song is “Trouble.” But even though it has “Trouble” in it, It also has “glory

Posted in Circumstance, Devotional, Glory Hallelujah, Hebrews, negro spiritual devotional, Nobody Knows The Trouble, revelation

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

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

Look To That Great Day

Great Day,Great Day, The Righteous MarchingGreat Day, God’s Gonna Build UpZion’s Walls It is absolutely amazing that those who found themselves in the midst of slavery could still muster up hope. This hope served as a death sentence to hopelessness.

Posted in Devotional, Great Day Today, Holy Father, Hopeless Situation, Hopelessness, Loving God, negro spiritual devotional, New Reality

A Long Way From Home

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless ChildSometimes I Feel Like a Motherless ChildSometimes I Feel Like a Motherless ChildA Long Way From Home I love the spirituals because they speak truth even when it that truth is not popular or

Posted in Christians, Devotional, Heavenly Father, Joyful Times, negro spiritual devotional, Orphan, Sacrifice, Spirituals
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Deep River Deep River (Broken Saints #1)
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I Call Your Name I Call Your Name (Living Praise #1)
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