DESCRIPTION: "Sweet Jesus, sweet Jesus, He's the lily of the valley, He's the bright and morning star, Sweet Jesus, sweet Jesus, He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul." "How I love him. how I love him" "I'll serve him." "He's worthy."
EARLIEST DATE: 1997 (Warren-Spirit)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad Jesus
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Warren-Spirit, pp. 86-87, "Sweet Jesus" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The phrase "bright and morning star" is from Rev 22:16. The literal Greek text reads "the star the bright the morning." This isn't as clumsy in Greek as in English, perhaps, but I think it is an indication of the Aramaic habits of the writer. The King James Bible tried to preserve the feeling with its "bright and morning star" rendering; most of the newer translations simply say "bright morning star." - RBW
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