Three Spirituals (Tim Brace)

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Editor: Tim Brace (submitted 2020-06-06).   Score information: Letter, 14 pages, 152 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: arrangement © Tim Brace, 1997
Arranger: Tim Brace

General Information

Title: Three Spirituals
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredSpiritual

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1997

Description: Original arrangements of three spirituals: Steal Away, Deep River, and Lord I Want to Be a Christian. All are a cappella, but Steal Away includes an optional piano part.

External websites: https://www.magnoliaarts.com/

Original text and translations

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I. Steal away to Jesus
Refrain:
Steal away, steal away,
steal away to Jesus!
Steal away, steal away home;
I ain't got long to stay here.

1. My Lord calls me;
He calls me by the thunder.
The trumpet sounds within my soul;
I ain't got long to stay here. [Refrain]

2. My Lord calls me;
he calls me by the lightning.
The trumpet sounds within my soul;
I ain't got long to stay here. [Refrain]

II. Deep river
R.:
Deep river,
my soul is over Jordan.
Deep river, Lord,
I want to cross over into campground.

O don't you want to go
to the heav'nly feast;
that Promised Land,
where all is peace?

I'll go into Heaven and take my seat
and cast my crown at Jesus' feet.
R.

III. Lord I want to be a Christian
Lord, I want to be a Christian in my heart.
Lord, I want to be more loving in my heart.
Lord, I want to be more giving in my heart.
Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart.