Sunday, April 24, 2022

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

We just learned about the He's Got the Whole World in His Hands.

Another famous Christian song is Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen.

This is another song that started off as something that African American slaves would sing.
Life was very bad for slaves that had to work very hard jobs and were treated very badly.
So this is one of the songs they would sing about how they have lots of troubles, but heaven is waiting for them.

It was first recorded in 1867, but the song was a lot older than that.
One of the most famous recordings was by a famous musician named Louis Armstrong.

Nobody knows the trouble I've been through, Nobody knows my sorrow
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, Glory hallelujah!
Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, Oh, yes, Lord
Sometimes I'm almost to the ground, Oh, yes, Lord
Although you see me going 'long so, Oh, yes, Lord
I have my trials here below, Oh, yes, Lord
If you get there before I do, Oh, yes, Lord
Tell all-a my friends I'm coming to Heaven!, Oh, yes, Lord

(from: wikipedia - nobody knows the trouble i've seen)

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