Sweet, Sweet Spirit

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Author: Doris Akers

Doris Mae Akers USA 1923-1995. Born at Brookfield, MO, one of nine siblings, her (inter-racial) parents divorced when she was age three. She then lived with her mother, who remarried when she was age six. They lived in Kirksville, MO. Some of her brothers lived with her father after the divorce. The family attended the Bethel AME Church in Kirksville, where she learned to play piano by ear at age six. She wrote her first song at age 10. In the 1930s she formed a singing gospel group with siblings, Edward, Marian, and Donald, who went by the name ‘Dot and the Swingsters’. Early in her career (1938) she moved to Los Angeles, CA. There she became known for her work with the ‘Sky Pilot Choir’, an integrated group that made recordings… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place
Title: Sweet, Sweet Spirit
Author: Doris Akers (1962)
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweet Holy Spirit, sweet heavenly Dove
Copyright: © 1962. Renewed 1990 by Manna Music, Inc. (ASCAP)



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