Jesus Isn't Coming Here to Die No More
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "He ain't coming here to die no more (x2)." Verses: "Virgin Mary had one son, The cruel Jews had him hung." "Hallelujah to the Lamb Jesus died for every man."
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute)
KEYWORDS: Bible nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute, p. 103, "But He Ain't Comin' Here t' Die No Mo' (Jesus Ain't Comin' Here t' Die No Mo')" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 151 in the 1901 edition)
NOTES [71 words]: The remaining verses in Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute follow the pattern: "He died for" x, "He died for" y, conclusion. For example, "He died for the blind, He died for the lame, He bore the pain and all the blame."
The Biblical reference is John 1:29: John the Baptist sees Jesus coming and says, "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (King James). - BS
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