Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is a historic American Spiritual song. The earliest known recording was in 1909, by the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Fisk University. It is also the anthem of the England nationa...
The Gospel Train
"The Gospel Train" is a traditional African-American spiritual first published in 1872 as one of the songs of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. A standard Gospel song, it is found in the hymnals of many Prote...
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" is a spiritual song that originated during the period of slavery but was not published until 1867. The song is well known and many cover versions of it have been d...
Wade in the Water
"Wade in the Water" (Roud 5439) is the name of a Negro spiritual first published in New Jubilee Songs as Sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901) by John Wesley Work II and his brother, Frederick J. Wo...
Every Time I Feel the Spirit (song)
"Every Time I Feel the Spirit" (aka "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit") is an African-American spiritual dating to before the US Civil War. The song has been frequently recorded by contemporary artists a...
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
"Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" (or alternatively "Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho" or "Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho") is a well-known African-American spiritual. The song is believed to ha...
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
"Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (or simply "Motherless Child") is a traditional Negro spiritual.The song dates back to the era of slavery in the United States when it was common practice to...