Star-Points; Songs of Joy, Faith, and Promise from the Present-Day Poets

Star-Points; Songs of Joy, Faith, and Promise from the Present-Day Poets

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...De hawse he wuz longer dan a thousan' mile'; His tail went lashin', an' his hoofs wuz wil'; His mane wuz flamin', an' his eyes wuz moons, An' his mouth kep' singin' Halleluyah tunes! De Lawd sez, "Niggah, why V cher look erroun'?" An' dar we wuz flyin' over risin' groun'. Powerful hills, an' mountains too, An' de earth an' de people wuz drapt f'um view. An' I hyahd all 'roun' me how de sperits sang, An' de Lawd sang louder dan de whole shebang! De Lawd sez, "Niggah, why 'n' cher look ergin?" An' dar wuz de Debbil, on de back uv Sin, A-bangin' on de critter wid his whip an' goad, An' boun' he gwine ter kotch us, on de Glory Road! "0 Lawdy, it's de Debbil, comin' straight f'um Hell! I kin tell him by his roarin', an' de brimstone smell!" But de Lawd sez, "Niggah, he ain' kotch us yit!" An' He lashed an' He hustled, an' He loosed de bit. Den de Debbil crep' closuh, an' I hyahd him yell, "I'm gwine ter kotch a niggah, fur ter roas' in Hell!" An' I cried, "Lawd, sabe me!" An' de Lawd cry, "Sho!" An' hyah it was Hebben, an' we shet de do'. O Glory, Glory, how de angels sang! O Glory, Glory, how de rafters rang! An' Moses 'n' Aaron, an' Methusalum, Dey shout an' dey holler, an' dey beat de drum. King Solomon kissed me, an' his thousan' wives, Jes' like dey'd knowed me, durin' all dey lives; An de Lawd sez, "Niggah, take a gran'-stan' seat. But I 'specks youse hongry; have a bite ter eat?" An' de ravens fed me, an' Elijah prayed, An' de Sabed Ones gathered, while de organ played, An' dey cry, "0 sinnah, come an' lose yuh load On de Glory Road, on de Glory Road. An' come an' dwell in de Lawd's abode, Glory, Glory, on de Glory Road!" Sez de Lawd, "No, sinnah, you mus' trabbel back Ter he'p po' niggahs up de Glory Track; Ter he'p old mo'ners, an' de...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665821
  • 9781236665829