Nursery Rhymes

Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel Lyrics

The words and lyrics of this African American Spiritual begin with "Didnít my Lord deliver Daniel" as the first line of the song. The words, tune and lyrics of the "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel" song were passed on verbally and the names of the author and composer are therefore unknown.

Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel Song Meaning and History
The history of the "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel" song lyrics date back to the Slave Plantations between the 1600's to 1800's. Meaning: The song was sung by slaves as a reference to to the Biblical stories of Daniel in the Lionís Den, Jonah being saved from a belly of a whale and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego being saved from the fiery furnace. The lyrics relating to the land of Canaan, the promised land "flowing with milk and honey", reflected the slave's yearning for their deliverance from slavery and freedom. We have placed "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel" in the category of African American Spirituals, aka Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs.

Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel Song
Title: Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Unknown *** Category: Slave Songs aka African American Spirituals or Negro Spirituals

Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel Lyrics

Didnít my Lord deliver Daniel
Deliver Daniel, deliver Daniel
Didnít my Lord deliver Daniel
Aní why not-a every man.

He delivered Daniel from de lionís den
Jonah from de belly of de whale
Aní de Hebrew chillun from de fiery furnace
Aní why not every man

De moon run down in a purple stream
De sun forbear to shine
Aní every star disappear
King Jesus shall-a be mine

De winí blows easí aní de winí blows wesí
It blows like a judgement day
Aní every poí sinner dat never did prayíll
Be glad o pray dat day

Deliver Daniel, deliver Daniel
Didnít my Lord deliver Daniel
Aní why not-a every man.
I see my foot on de Gospel ship

Aní de ship begin to sail
It landed me over on Canaanís shore
Aní Iíll never come back no moí

Canít you see itís coming
Canít you see itís coming
Canít you see itís coming...

Information about the Song
Title of Song: Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
Author of Lyrics: Unknown
Nationality of Author: African American
Name of Music Composer: Unknown
Song Category: Slave Songs aka African American Spirituals or Negro Spirituals
First Line of Song: "Didnít my Lord deliver Daniel"
First Publication Date: 1867. The lyrics of the song were first published in 'Slave Songs of the United States'.

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