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Thread #97553   Message #1920748
Posted By: Azizi
28-Dec-06 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: Religious Train & Chariot Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: RIDE THE CHARIOT
Here's a YouTube video of the African American spiritual "Ride The Chariot" [in the mornin Lord]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFB2selQsMs

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Here's my recollection of how my church choir sung that song in the 1950s and/or 1960s:

Chorus:
[Bass voices]- Oh Ride!
[Choir]-Ride the chariot in the mornin' Lord
Oh Ride!
Ride the chariot in the mornin' Lord
I'm getting ready for the judgment day
My Lord, my Lord

repeat

Verse:
Are you ready my brother?
Oh yes
Are you ready for the journey
Oh yes
Do you wanna see my Jesus?
Oh yes
Gonna ride the chariot
cause I wanna go home

chorus

Verse:
Are you ready my sister etc

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Here's the lyrics as found on http://www.spectrumsingers.org/archives/1998-99/mar99_words.html

Ride the Chariot
[African-American "Spiritual," ;arr. William Henry Smith]

I'm gonna ride the chariot in the morning, Lord,
I'm gonna ride the chariot in the morning, Lord,
I'm gettin' ready for the judgment day, my Lord, my Lord.
Are you ready my brother/sister? Oh yes,
Are you ready for the journey? Oh yes,
Do you want to see your Jesus? Oh yes,
I'm waitin' for the chariot `cause I'm ready to go.
I never can forget that day,
When all my sins were taken away,
My feet were snatched from the miry clay,
I'll serve my Lord till judgment day,
I'm gonna ride in the chariot in the morning, Lord,
I'm gonna ride in the chariot in the morning, Lord,
I'm gettin' ready for the judgment day, my Lord, my Lord.
I'm gonna ride in the chariot to see my Lord


-snip-

For what it's worth, I've never heard this verse before, though it is included in the lyrics to the song as found on a number of websites:

I never can forget that day,
When all my sins were taken away,
My feet were snatched from the miry clay,
I'll serve my Lord till judgment day