Put John on the Island
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Hail Hail, Put John on the island, Hail hail, Weep low Judgement's coming" Verses: "You've got Jesus hold him fast, The grace of God you shall receive" "Didn't know Christ was in the field, Till I heard the rumbling of the chariot wheel"
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Dett)
KEYWORDS: Bible nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dett, p. 160, "Put John on de Islan'" (1 text, 1 tune; p. 122 in the 1901 edition)
cf. "Oh, They Put John on the Island" (theme, first line) and references there
NOTES: In Dett's verses, every alternate line is "Weep low, Judgment's coming." - BS
According to Revelation 1:9, John was "on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus." Note that there is no sign he was exiled there; indeed, the general sense is that he voluntarily fled there (probably during the persecution of Domitian, reigned 81-96 C.E.). - RBW
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