Ride on, Jesus

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Ride on Jesus, Ride on, Ride on conquering King, I want to go to heaven in the morning (x2)." Verses: "If you see my mother (father, sister, brother), Tell her (him) for me, Meet me tomorrow in Galilee, Want to go to heaven in the morning (x2)"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Dett, pp. 148-149, "Ride on, Jesus" (1 text) (1 tune)
Parrish 43, pp. 182-184, "Ride On Conquering King" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Howard W. Odum and Guy B. Johnson, The Negro and his Songs (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1925 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), p. 100, "In the Morning" (1 text)

NOTES: The reference in the verses is to Mark 16:7 (or the parallel in Matthew 28:7), "go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you." The chorus is probably a reference to the entry into Jerusalem (Mark 11:7 and parallels), where Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey (or, in Matthew 21:1-7, which interprets Zechariah 9:9 literally, riding on two donkeys at once. Which, if it actually happened, might explain why the crowd was cheering...). - RBW
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File: Dett148

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