Sacred Harp 277: ‘Antioch’

The best of Alan Lomax’s recordings of the Alabama Sacred Harp Convention, available on the excellent “Sounds of the South” compilation. Something about the combination of joy and dread in this track is utterly captivating.

I know that my Redeemer lives, / Glory, Hallelujah! / What comfort this sweet sentence gives, / Glory, Hallelujah!

Shout on, pray on, we’re gaining ground, / Glory Hallelujah! / The dead’s alive, and the lost is found, / Glory Hallelujah!

He lives to crush the fiends of hell; / Glory Hallelujah! / He lives and doth within me dwell; / Glory Hallelujah!

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