Love Brought the Savior Down

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Love love love brought the Savior down, Love love love For me." Verses include "Take a little peep over Jeffrey's wall... See the sinners rise and fall." "Satan fired a ball at me... His ball missed and dropped in hell"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Edwards)
KEYWORDS: floatingverses nonballad religious
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Edwards 10, "Love Bro't de Savye' Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The description is based on the Edwards text. The verse is call and response, with "Love for me" the response to each verse line. A floating verse is "Head got wet with the morning dew... The morning star was a witness too" (see "Everywhere I Go My Lord," "Prayer Is the Key To Heaven," and "Pray On" (II)).
"Jeffrey's wall" may refer to "Jericho's wall" (Joshua 2 -- referring to the spying mission -- or Joshua 6 -- referring to the destruction of Jericho). - BS
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File: Edw010

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