Monday, January 14, 2019

Revival Hymns & Plantation Melodies (1882) - Part Two

As a brief update to this recent post, this website gives a really interesting overview of this important Kentucky hymnbook, compiled by Marshall William Taylor who was mixed-race, part Scotch-Irish. 

It includes an early version of Wayfaring Stranger, (called ‘I’m Just a-Going Over Home) 

“…  as the ancient Hebrews perpetuated the plaintive songs of their captivity, so the freedmen of the South, by this volume, will keep in mind their longings for freedom and their spiritual - joys dominating over their oppressed and afflicted condition. It is a valuable contribution to the history of the colored race in America…"