Good News In the Kingdom
DESCRIPTION: "Good news in the kingdom and I won't die no more, my leader, Good news in the kingdom, Lord, and I won't die no more." Verses include "A Roman soldier pierced my Lord ... They pierced him to his tender side" and floaters
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Edwards)
KEYWORDS: floatingverses nonballad religious Bible Jesus
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Edwards 17, "Good News In the Kingdom" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The description is based on the Edwards text. The verse is call and response, with "And I won't die no more" the response to each verse line. Floating verses include "I saw King Peter on the sea ... He left his net and followed me," "I do believe without a doubt ... The Christians have a right to shout," and "Come on Moses don't get doubt ... Stretch your rod and come across."
The "Roman soldier" verse refers to John 19:34, "But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water" [King James]. - BS
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