Hark! the herald angels sing (Jesus the light of the world)

Hark! the herald angels sing (Jesus the light of the world). Arranged by George D. Elderkin (1845–1928).  Gospel musical traditions in the United States have enlivened the 18th-century hymns for over 150 years. Those by Isaac Watts*, Charles Wesley*, and John Newton* were among those heard by those influenced by the Second Great Awakening (c. 1795–1835), during which rural whites and enslaved Africans reinvented and reinterpreted hymns from England for their own situation. The enlivening of these and other classic white hymnwriters continued during Reconstruction Era following the Civil War and into the emerging gospel song era. National Baptist Convention, U.S.A. icon Lucie Eddie...

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