I found free grace and dying love (‘New-Born Again’)

I found free grace and dying love (‘New-Born Again’). African American spiritual. According to Reynolds (1976, p. 96) this spiritual is of unknown origin. It was not among the spirituals printed as sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers*, though it may have been sung by them. It was printed in Folk Songs of the American Negro No. 1 (Nashville, TN, 1907), edited by Frederick Jerome Work*, with an introduction by John Wesley Work (II)*. Its heading was ‘New-Born Again’, often used as the title of this hymn. It occurs again and again in the three stanzas. The 1907 text was as follows: I found free grace and dying love, I’m new-born again, Been long time a-talking ’bout my trials here below, Free...

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