Nonfiction > E.C. Stedman & E.M. Hutchinson, eds. > A Library of American Literature > 1835–1860
Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. VI–VIII: Literature of the Republic, Part III., 1835–1860
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Negro Hymns and Songs: Spirituals
[Negro Minstrelsy, Ancient and Modern. By J. J. Trux. Putnam’s Monthly. 1855.—Negro Spirituals. By T. W. Higginson. The Atlantic Monthly. 1867.—Slave Songs of the United States. Edited by W. F. Allen, C. P. Ware, and Lucy McKim Garrison. 1867.—Songs of the Slave. By J. M. Brown. Lippincott’s Magazine. 1868.—Jubilee Songs: as sung by the Jubilee Singers, of Fisk University. Edited by T. F. Seward. 1872.—Cabin and Plantation Songs: as sung by the Hampton Students. Arranged by T. P. Fenner. 1875.]

MY brudder sittin’ on de tree of life
  An’ he yearde when Jordan roll.
      Roll, Jordan,
      Roll, Jordan,
    Roll, Jordan, roll!        5
    O march de angel march;
O my soul arise in Heaven, Lord,
  For to yearde when Jordan roll.
Little chil’en, learn to fear de Lord,
  And let your days be long.        10
    Roll, Jordan, etc.
O let no false nor spiteful word
  Be found upon your tongue.
    Roll, Jordan, etc.

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