Give me Jesus Lyrics
The words and lyrics of this African American Spiritual begin with "Oh when I come to die" as the first line of the song. The words, tune and lyrics of the "Give me Jesus" song were passed on verbally and the names of the author and composer are therefore unknown.
Give me Jesus Song Meaning and History
The history of the "Give me Jesus" song lyrics date back to the Slave Plantations between the 1600's to 1800's. Meaning: The solemn, soulful lyrics of this song were sung by slaves as a reflection of their thoughts of death but are tempered by their religious fervor and belief in the saviour, Jesus Christ and his resurrection. We have placed "Give me Jesus" in the category of African American Spirituals, aka Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs although the song has found its way into Methodist hymn books.
Give me Jesus Song
Title: Give me Jesus *** 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: Give me Jesus
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: "Oh when I come to die"
First Publication Date: 1867. The lyrics of the song were first published in 'Slave Songs of the United States'.