Just the other night a young JFITM (that's Jesus Freak In The Making for all you fundamentalist types) asked me what the song 'Kum Ba Yah' was all about. Of course, I hymned and hawed about the words meaning 'Come by here', muttered under my breath something about Hebrew, Gulah or Afrikaans, and then picked up a guitar and serenaded her. It was such a powerful God-moment, I wouldn't be surprised if she had an epiphany right then and there. In fact, it was so powerful an experience, I'll bet she's singing the song in her head still tonight!
I ran across this piece
that speaks to the origins of the song. Give it a read. Then join me and my new JFITM in a chorus. All together now... Kum ba Yah, my Lord; Kum ba Yah!
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