This Old World Ain't Going to Stand Much Longer

DESCRIPTION: "Because this ole world ain't goin' to stand much longer... Gettin' us ready for the judgment day." The singer praises his mother for teaching him to pray, warns of judgment, and points up the example of King Hezekiah
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Wheeler)
KEYWORDS: religious Bible death
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MWheeler, p. 73-75, "This Ole Worl' Ain't Goin' to Stan' Much Longer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sister Goldia Haynes, "That Great Judgement Day (This Old World)" (on Great Gospel Performers Document Records DOCD-5463 (1996))
cf. "Little Black Train Is A-Comin'" (subject)
NOTES [79 words]: The story of Hezekiah's bout with sickness, God's threat, Hezekiah's repentance, and Isaiah's promise of fifteen additional years of life is told in 2 Kings 20:1-11 and briefly summarized in 2 Chronicles 32:24-26.
This story of Hezekiah is told in much the same words in "Little Black Train"; the two are certainly dependent in some way. But it may be just a case of spirituals mixing themes. The two songs appear to be independent except for that one bit of material. - RBW
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