April 20, 2013

Soon Ah Will Be Done

A friend that I sang together with in the 2010 One Day men's choir sent me this song to encourage me on my journey. It is a 'negro spiritual' that has so much emotion stored up in so few words, as is so typical of that genre of religious music. There is a wonderful rendition of it on You Tube.



Soon Ah Will Be Done:

I want to meet my Jesus
I'm goin to live with God

Chorus:
Soon Ah will be done - a with the troubles of the world
The troubles of the world
The troubles of the world
Soon all will be done - a with the troubles of the world
Goin' home to live with God

No more weepin' and a wailin'
No more weepin' and a wailin'
No more weepin' and a wailin'
I'm goin' to live with God

One of these days, I'm gonna live with God
Said I'm gonna go far away
Don't cha know, that I got to go
One of these good ol' days,
Said I'm gonna fly away
Said there'll be no more tears, gonna live with God
No more tears, and no more pain
Everlasting sun, and no more rain
I'm gonna sing and shout

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