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
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
Information about the
Title of Song: Give me Jesus
Author of Lyrics: Unknown
Nationality of Author:
Music Composer: Unknown
Song Category: Slave Songs
aka African American
Spirituals or Negro
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'.