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ExodusA Spiritual

ExodusA Spiritual Exodus (A Spiritual) To Harriet Tubman Jon Michael Spencer Must take foot with heel and toe, Go fleein' North to Abe, or West-a renegade. Cum by ya, Masta Jesus, must now steal away Protected by my God, my God to Whom I fly. 0 by God, I fly! Armored-ankle shakles, neck yoke, Iron head piece-'fore I go. Runaway, ride ride the river chariot­ Viking ship navigated by the stars. 0 ride, Runaway Viking, by stars! Pirate stealin' 'way ebon silver and gold Locked-up in own freedom's soul. Soul, my soul, freedom's soul 0 locked-up in own freedom's soul. Up, up in freedom's soul! Out of the house of bondage, crossed ovah to wilderland, Naked brown-black African. Lay down low, become black soil Then steal 'way, steal ·way all night . 0 steal the night, Black Soil! I, Moses, part the wilderland Now exodus to the land of Canaan. 0 Pharoah' s plantation's swallowed-up While I drink milk and honey in Canaan. I, I milk honey in Canaan! There is a Song in the Making Jon Michael Spencer "0 Hampton, We Never Can Make Thee a Song, Except as Our Lives Do the Singing" (Hampton Institute Alma Mater) 0 Hampton, there is now a song in the making Among the yellow pine pews in the red brick Memorial Church Reflecting 100 years of sermons and songs Now resounding in the steeple clock tower humming history to the Southern Hemisphere. Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/black-sacred-music/article-pdf/1/2/37/791719/37aspencer.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 13 February 2021 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Black Sacred Music Duke University Press

ExodusA Spiritual

Black Sacred Music , Volume 1 (2) – Sep 1, 1987

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Copyright
© Copyright 1987 JBSM/Jon Michael Spencer
ISSN
1043-9455
eISSN
2640-9879
DOI
10.1215/10439455-1.2.37.1
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Abstract

Exodus (A Spiritual) To Harriet Tubman Jon Michael Spencer Must take foot with heel and toe, Go fleein' North to Abe, or West-a renegade. Cum by ya, Masta Jesus, must now steal away Protected by my God, my God to Whom I fly. 0 by God, I fly! Armored-ankle shakles, neck yoke, Iron head piece-'fore I go. Runaway, ride ride the river chariot­ Viking ship navigated by the stars. 0 ride, Runaway Viking, by stars! Pirate stealin' 'way ebon silver and gold Locked-up in own freedom's soul. Soul, my soul, freedom's soul 0 locked-up in own freedom's soul. Up, up in freedom's soul! Out of the house of bondage, crossed ovah to wilderland, Naked brown-black African. Lay down low, become black soil Then steal 'way, steal ·way all night . 0 steal the night, Black Soil! I, Moses, part the wilderland Now exodus to the land of Canaan. 0 Pharoah' s plantation's swallowed-up While I drink milk and honey in Canaan. I, I milk honey in Canaan! There is a Song in the Making Jon Michael Spencer "0 Hampton, We Never Can Make Thee a Song, Except as Our Lives Do the Singing" (Hampton Institute Alma Mater) 0 Hampton, there is now a song in the making Among the yellow pine pews in the red brick Memorial Church Reflecting 100 years of sermons and songs Now resounding in the steeple clock tower humming history to the Southern Hemisphere. Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/black-sacred-music/article-pdf/1/2/37/791719/37aspencer.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 13 February 2021

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Black Sacred MusicDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 1987

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