Helen Brown. But this old spiritual has been handed down to us from a place of profound human suffering. Its roots lie in an ancient refugee crisis and in the more recent struggle for racial equality. The melody was written in the s by the great African-American author and songwriter James Weldon Johnson to give motivational oomph to the Old Testament tale of Ezekiel at a time when spirituals were a powerful binding force among black Americans. The prophet Ezekiel was a young priest when the Babylonians destroyed the temple in his home town of Jerusalem in about BC. In a riverside refugee camp, Ezekiel saw his exiled countrymen losing faith in a God who had not proved powerful enough to protect his chosen people. As such it became a popular text for black ministers preaching in the US at the end of the 19th century, which is how James Weldon Johnson heard it as a child. He also wrote popular songs, and although he had been an agnostic since his university days, he harnessed the inspirational force of spirituals to further the cause. An early version was recorded in by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a university a cappella ensemble.
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The melody was composed by author and songwriter James Weldon Johnson — and his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson. Both a long and a shortened version of the song are widely known.
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