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72
FOLK SONG OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO.
SONGS OF HUMILITY.
"Reign, Oh, Reign."
Chorus
Oh, reign, Oh, reign,
Oh, reign my Saviour, Reign, Master Jesus, reign,
Oh, reign salvation in my poor soul, Reign, Master Jesus, reign.
1.   I tell you now as I told you before,
Reign, Master Jesus, reign, To the promise land I'm bound to go, Reign, Master Jesus, reign.
Chorus Oh, reign, Oh, reign, etc.
2.   I never shall forget that day,
Reign, Master Jesus, reign, When Jesus washed my sin's away, Reign, Master Jesus, reign.
Chorus Oh, reign, Oh, reign, etc.
The very few songs that do not come under any one of these heads as already given are represented by such songs as: "Ole Ark," "Little David." It is likely that the majority of the stanzas of these songs not originally composed, belong to them. It is a fact that the stanza in "Little David"�"I tell you once," etc.,�was a contribu�tion from a student of Fisk University. The chorus of each of these songs is evidently genuine.








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