Blind Willie Johnson’s wordless meditation on the death of the savior is based on loosely on a few lines from old spiritual “Gethsemane”: “Dark was the night, cold was the ground/on which my Lord was laid.” Its melancholy tone is well-suited for this day between death and resurrection.
Saturday Song — “Dark Was the Night”
April 7, 2012 by Thomas L. McDonald
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