Mudcat Café message #63873 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9612   Message #63873
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Mar-99 - 08:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: AMEN (Jester Hairston)
Subject: RE: AMEN
Now I remember:
He died to save us.
BUT HE ROSE ON EASTER, HALLELUIA!
Thinking back on this song, I did sing it perfectly one Christmas, when I was directing the children's choir. The priest stopped the Mass and said, "Well, if you weren't in the Christmas spirit before, you sure are now!" Then the whole congregation applauded. It was one of those moments a singer lives for. I tried to do it a couple of times with the adult choir, and it just didn't work. Oh, well.
-Joe Offer-