Nursery Rhymes

Free at Last

Free at Last Lyrics

The words and lyrics of this African American Spiritual begin with "Free at last, free at last, I thank God I'm free at last" as the first line of the song. The words, tune and lyrics of the "Free at Last" song were passed on verbally and the names of the author and composer are therefore unknown.

Free at Last Song Meaning and History
The history of the "Free at Last" song lyrics date back to the end of the American Civil War (1861 - 1865). Meaning: The joyful lyrics to this song were sung by slaves are a reaction to the end of the Civil War and the heartfelt relief that the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom was in sight. We have placed "Free at Last" in the category of African American Spirituals, aka Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs.

Free at Last Song
Title: Free at Last *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Unknown *** Category: Slave Songs aka African American Spirituals or Negro Spirituals

Information about the Song
Title of Song: Free at Last
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: "Free at last, free at last, I thank God I'm free at last"
First Publication Date: 1867. The lyrics of the song were first published in 'Slave Songs of the United States'.

Free at Last Lyrics

Free at last, free at last
I thank God I'm free at last
Free at last, free at last
I thank God I'm free at last

Way down yonder in the graveyard walk
I thank God I'm free at last
Me and my Jesus going to meet and talk
I thank God I'm free at last

On my knees when the light pass'd by
I thank God I'm free at last
Tho't my soul would rise and fly
I thank God I'm free at last

Some of these mornings, bright and fair
I thank God I'm free at last
Goin' meet King Jesus in the air
I thank God I'm free at last

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