DESCRIPTION: Refrain: "Wasn't that a mighty day"(4x). Verse: The book of Revelations is opened. The singer is invited "to see the mystery." He sees the red and black horses and the pale horse takes his father. Satan is chained and burned. The dead rise and are judged.
EARLIEST DATE: 1899 (Barton)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious death Jesus Bible
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Barton, p. 20, "Mighty Day" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: John W. Work, American Negro Songs (New York: Crown Publishers, 1940 (republished by Mineola: Dover Publications, 1998)), p. 232, "O It's Goin' To Be a Mighty Day" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The description is based on the Barton text.
References to the Book of Revelations [King James]:
Barton's singer is invited to be a witness (Revelation 1:11).
Barton mentions the white, red, and pale horse on which sat Death, but does not mention the black horse. The first four seals are opened (Revelation 6:1-5).
Barton: "And the wicked calls in the mountains To hide them from His face" (Revelation 6:15-17, after the sixth seal is opened).
Barton's Satan is bound (Revelation 20:.1-3) and put in the fire (Revelation 20:10). - BS
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