Wade In The Water


Lets not forget our ancestors. Old negro spirituals helped them get through some of the hardest and most difficult times of their lives.

“Wade in the Water was written before 1863, but was not officially published until 1901. Its’ Lyrics contain coded instructions to runaway slaves about how to avoid being re-captured. It suggests walking or “wading in the water” in order to hinder pursuing bloodhounds. The song is widely associated with the underground Railroad.”

“The song also relates to the Bible. Its verses reflect the Israelites escape from Egypt as described in the Book of Exodus. The chorus refers to healing (John 5:4 NIV), “From time to time an angel of the Lord would come down and stir up the waters. The first one into the pool after each such disturbance would be cured of whatever disease they had.”

“Wade in the Water” Produced and Performed by Cynthia Liggins Thomas.

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