Come fathers and mothers, Come sisters and brothers, Come join us in singing the praises of Zion. O fathers, don't you feel determined To meet within the walls of Zion? We'll shout and go round The walls of Zion.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, Revivalist song ; melody and words credited to John G. McCurry, compiler of the Social Harp, later published by George P. Jackson in Down East Spirituals [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990), "Zion's walls", 1952, first performed 1958 [baritone and piano or orchestra], from Old American Songs, Second Set, no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Ahmed E. Ismail
This text was added to the website: 2006-12-09
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