O, Freedom

O, freedom, O freedom, O freedom over me

Tune: O FREEDOM
Published in 9 hymnals

Full Text

1 O freedom! O freedom!
O freedom over me.

Refrain:
And before I'll be a slave,
I'd be buried in my grave,
and go home to my Lord and be free.

2 No more moaning, no more moaning,
no more moaning over me. [Refrain]

3 No more weeping, no more weeping,
no more weeping over me. [Refrain]

4 There’ll be singing, there’ll be singing’,
there’ll be singing over me. [Refrain]

5 There’ll be shouting, there’ll be shouting,
there’ll be shouting over me. [Refrain]

6 There’ll be praying, there’ll be praying,
there’ll be praying over me. [Refrain]


Source: The Faith We Sing #2194

Text Information

First Line: O, freedom, O freedom, O freedom over me
Title: O, Freedom
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Source: African-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And before I'll be a slave

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #545TextPage Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #651
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #225Text
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #89
Sing the Faith #2194
The Faith We Sing #2194TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #504
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #208
Include 1 pre-1979 instance



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