He's the Lily of the Valley
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "He's the lily of the valley, Oh, my Lord (x2), King Jesus in his chariot rides, Oh, my Lord, With four white horses side by side, Oh my Lord." Verses: The singer wears "gospel shoes" and "you can wear them if you choose"
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Marsh)
KEYWORDS: Bible nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute, p. 145, "He's the Lily of the Valley" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: J.B.T. Marsh, The Story of the Jubilee Singers (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1903 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")), #41 p. 97, "He's the Lily of the Valley" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Peter Was a Fisherman" (theme) and notes there
NOTES [21 words]: In Dett/Fenner/Rathbun/Cleveland-ReligiousFolkSongsOfTheNegro-HamptonInstitute's verses, every alternate line is "Oh my Lord" - BS
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