740. Wade in the water

Refrain:
Wade in the water, wade in the water, children,
Wade in the water, God’s a-gonna trouble the water.

1 See that host all dressed in white,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.
The leader looks like the Israelite,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water. (Refrain)

2 See that band all dressed in red,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.
Looks like the band that Moses led,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water. (Refrain)

3 Look over yonder, what do I see?
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.
The Holy Ghost a-coming on me,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water. (Refrain)

4 If you don’t believe I’ve been redeemed,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water.
Just follow me down to Jordan’s stream,
God’s a-gonna trouble the water. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: See that host all dressed in white
Title: Wade in the water
Publication Date: 1997
Meter: Irr.
Scripture: John 5:7
Topic: Hymns and Spiritual Songs: Pentecost
Source: Traditional
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Wade in the water
Tune Information
Name: [See that host all dressed in white]
Arranger: Carl Haywood (b. 1949)
Meter: Irr.
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Negro Spiritual; The Haywood Collection of Negro Spirituals
Copyright: © 1992 Carl Haywood You must contact Carl Haywood to reproduce this selection.






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