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African American Spirituals

Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?
Performed by the Howard Roberts Chorale/Alvin Ailey
Recorded 1978
Traditional Arr. by Miller
This song of slavery and freedom again appropriates an Old Testament seer and strong man of God, Daniel, as a heroic exemplary. Like Jonah and the "Hebrew Children"--also often the heroes of the spirituals--Daniel was protected by "my Lord" and delivered from confinement and danger: "Why not every man?"
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