DESCRIPTION: "Brothers, we have met together, And adore the Lord our God." The singer exhorts hearers to evangelize; "All is vain unless the spirit Of the Holy One comes down"; if it does, manna will be showered with it. Will the hearers ignore the needs of sinners?
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Morris-FolksongsOfFlorida)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Morris-FolksongsOfFlorida, #94, "Holy Manna" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gainer-FolkSongsFromTheWestVirginiaHills, pp. 199-200, "Brethren, We Have Met to Worship" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [42 words]: The Torah says that the Israelites ate manna in the wilderness from the time of the Exodus until the entry into Canaan; manna is described in Exodus 16 (with the detailed description starting at Ex. 16:13), and its cessation is told in Joshua 5:12. - RBW
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