Fix Me Jesus
DESCRIPTION: Alternate lines are a chorus, "Fix me so I can stand." The hymn leader sings "Fix me Jesus fix me right." "Fix me so I can stand." "My tongue tired and I can't speak plain." "Fix my feet on solid rock." "Fix my family... right." "Fix my neighbor... right"
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Carawan/Carawan)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Carawan/Carawan, p. 81, "Fix Me Jesus" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The current description is based on the Carawan/Carawan text.
The line "fix me Jesus, fix me right" is also in the hymn "I'm Goin' T' Wear that Starry Crown Over There" [parodied in the Index as "Chased Old Satan Through The Door"] (Newman I. White, American Negro Folk-Songs (Hatboro: Folklore Associates, 1965), #20 pp. 79-80). - BS
It should perhaps be noted that "fix" in this context means not "repair" but "affix, firmly fix." - RBW
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