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Indian Hymn

In de dark wood, no Indian nigh

Author: William Ahes
Published in 28 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

In de dark woods, no Indian high,
Den me look Heb'n, and send up cry,
(Repeat previous line),
Upon my knee so low;
But God on high, in shiny place,
See me at night, wid teary face--
(Repeat previous line),
De preacher tell me so.

God send he angel, take um care,
He cum he self and hear um prayer,
(Repeat previous line),
(If Indian heart do pray,)
He see me now, he know me here;
He say, Poor Indian, never fear,
(Repeat previous line),
Me wid you night and day.

So me lub God, wid inside heart,
He fight for me, he take um part,
(Repeat previous line)
He save um life before;
God hear poor Indian in de wood;
So me lub him, and dat be good
(Repeat previous line)
Me prize him evermore.

De joy I felt I cannot tell,
To tink dat I was saved from hell,
(Repeat previous line),
Through Jesus' streaming blood;
Dat I am saved by grace divine,
Who am de worst of all mankind,
(Repeat previous line),
O glory be to God;

Now I be here baptized to be,
Dat in de water you may see
(Repeat previous line)
De way my Jesus go;
Dis is de way I do believe
Dat Jesus here for us did leave,
(Repeat previous line),
To follow here below.

The Southern Harmony

Author: William Ahes

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Text Information

First Line: In de dark wood, no Indian nigh
Title: Indian Hymn
Author: William Ahes
Meter: 8.8.6
Language: English



Instances (1 - 28 of 28)

A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d52

A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Stereotype ed. #d51

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A New Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #33

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d70

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d57

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d212

Joyful Voices #d48

Prayer Meeting, Revival, and Union Hymns #d28

Social Melodies #d65

Songs of Zion. 8th ed. #d57

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #186

The Canadian Minstrel #d45

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The Chorus #H40

The Christian Companion; or, Camp-Meeting Hymn Book #d48

The Christian Harmony #d162

The Church Harp #d50

The Golden Harp #d61

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The Harp #151

The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d69

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The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #66

The Sacred Harp. New ed. #d42

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #133

The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New ed. #d64

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The Sweet Singer of Israel #127

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