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Favorite Songs of the Season
I love listening to the older Christmas songs that I grew up with. We all remember “Away in the Manger,” and “Silent Night.” These songs have stayed with me since my childhood. I especially love the history behind these songs.
I thought for the holidays coming up, I’d share some of the histories of our favorite Christmas songs. This week is one of my all-time favorites – “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” No one is really sure who wrote this song because it came up out of the South from slaves working in the fields. If that doesn’t show true faith, nothing does.
The fact that most slaves couldn’t read or write, makes this song all that more special. It was passed down from generation to generation until John Wesley Work, Jr. gathered a collection of what was once called “Negro spirituals.”
This great song shows not only the faith of people living in hardship but their want to pass His love on to others. I hope you enjoy this wonderful Christmas classic. And if you’d like to share your favorite Christmas song, please post it in the comment section below. Who knows, if it has a great history, you might find it in a blog over the next couple of weeks.
I hope you love this rendition from the wonderful Sara Evans.
As always, if you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please let me know in the comment section. I’ll be happy to pray for the situation.