Spiritual by John Paul Sharp

1. All My Trials
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

If religion was a thing that money could buy, The rich would live and the poor would die
All my trials Lord, will soon be over
Too late my brothers, Too late but never mind
All my trials Lord, will soon be over.

Go to sleep my little baby and don’t you cry, Your dad was born just to live and die
All my trials Lord, will soon be over
Too late my brothers, Too late but never mind,
All my trials Lord, will soon be over.

Oh, I have a little book that sets me free, My bible, it spells “LIBERTY”
All my trials Lord, will soon be over
Too late my brothers, Too late but never mind
All my trials Lord, will soon be over.

Yes, a man was born to suffer agony, His will to live spells “VICTORY”
All my trials Lord, will soon be over
Too late my brothers, Too late but never mind
All my trials Lord, will soon be over.

2. Deep River
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

Deep River my home is over Jordan. Deep River, Lord, I want to cross over into campground.
Oh, don’t you want to go over? To that gospel feast? That promised land Where all is peace
Oh, Deep River, My home is over Jordan Deep River, I want to cross over into campground.
I want to cross over to Lord

3. Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel? And why not every man?
He delivered Daniel from the lion’s den, Jonah from de belly of da whale
And de Hebrew children from the firey furnace, And why not for every man?

Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel? And why not every man?
De moon run down in a purple stream, To some forebear to shine And every star will dissapear
King Jesus shall be mine.

Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel? And why not every man?
De win blow eas and de win blow wes And it blow like judgement day
And every soul dat never did pray Will be glad to be praying that day
I set my foot on the gospel ship And the ship begin to sail
It landed me over on Caanan shore And I’ll never come back no more

Didn’t my Lord deliver Daniel? And why not every man?

4. Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

Every time I feel the spirit Movin’ in my heart I will pray.
Every time I feel the spirit Movin’ in my heart I will pray.
Up in de mountain My Lord spoke Out his mouth came Fire and smoke
All around me Looks so shine, Ask my Lord if all was mine.

Every time I feel the spirit Movin’ in my heart I will pray.
Every time I feel the spirit Movin’ in my heart I will pray.
Jordan River Runs right cold Chills the body, not the soul.
Ain’t but one train On one track Runs to heaven and right back.

Every time I feel the spirit Movin’ in my heart I will pray.
Every time I feel the spirit Movin’ in my heart I will pray.

5. Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumblin’ down.
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumblin’ down.

You may talk about your man of Gideon, You may talk about your man of Saul
There’s none as good as Joshua at the Battle of Jericho, Up in the walls of Jericho
He marched with spear in hand, “Go blow dem ram horns” Joshua cried
“‘Cause the battle is in my hands.” Den the lam ram sheep horns begin to blow
The trumpets begin for to sound, Lord, Old Joshua commanded the chillun to shout
And the walls come tumblin down, dat morning

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
And the walls come tumblin’ down.

6. Let Us Break Bread Together
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

Let us break bread together on our knees.
Let us break bread together on our knees.
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun
Oh, Lord, have mercy on me

Let us drink wine together on our knees.
Let us drink wine together on our knees.
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun
Oh, Lord, have mercy on me

Let us praise the Lord together on our knees.
Let us praise God together on our knees.
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun
Oh, Lord, have mercy on me 

7. Never Said a Mumblin’ Word
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp, Paul Michael Escalante, and Jeffrey Alan Bennett

Oh, they whipped him up the hill, Oh, they whipped him up the hill
And he never said a mumblin’ word
Oh, they whipped him up the hill, And he never said a mumblin’ word
He just hung his head and he cried

Oh they crowned him with a thorny crown, Oh they whipped him with a thorny crown
And he never said a mumblin’ word
Oh they whipped him with a thorny crown And he never said a mumblin’ word
He just hung his head and cried.

Oh, they nailed him to the cross, Oh, they nailed him to the cross
And he never said a mumblin’ word
Oh, they nailed him to the cross And he never said a mumblin’ word
He just hung his head and cried.

Well they pierced him in the side, Well they pierced him in the side
Well they pierced him in the side, He just hung his head and cried.

Well, the blood came twinklin’ down, Oh, the blood came twinklin’ down,
And he never said a mublin’ word, Well, the blood came twinklin’ down,
And he never said a mumblin’ word, He just hung his head down and cried. 

8.  Nobody Knows the Troubles I’ve Seen
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

Nobody knows the trouble I see, Nobody knows but Jesus
Nobody knows the troubles I see, Glory Hallelujah!

Sometimes I’m up, Sometimes I’m down., Oh yes, Lord!
Sometimes I’m almost to the ground, Oh yes, Lord!

Nobody knows the trouble I see, Nobody knows but Jesus
Nobody knows the troubles I see, Glory Hallelujah!

Although you see me going long so, Oh, Yes, Lord!
I have my troubles here below, Oh, Yes, Lord

Oh, nobody knows the trouble I see, Nobody knows but Jesus
Nobody knows the troubles I see Glory Hallelujah!

What makes old Satan hate me so? Oh, yes, Lord,
’cause he got me once and let me go, Oh, Yes, Lord.

Nobody knows the trouble I see, Nobody knows but Jesus
Nobody knows the troubles I see, Glory Hallelujah!

9. Oh, Freedom
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

Oh, Freedom – Oh, Freedom – Oh, Freedom
Oh, Freedom – Oh, Freedom – Oh, Freedom over me
And before I’d be a slave, I’d be buried in my grave,
And go home to my Lord And be free.

No more mourning, No more mourning,
No more mourning over me.
And before I’d be a slave, I’d be buried in my grave,
And go home to my Lord And be free.

No more weeping, No more weeping,
No more weeping over me.
And before I’d be a slave, I’d be buried in my grave,
And go home to my Lord And be free.

No more fighting, No more fighting,
No more fighting, if you please.
And before I’d be a slave, I’d be buried in my grave,
And go home to my Lord And be free.

There’ll be singing, Yes, There’ll be singing,
There’ll be singing over me.
And before I’d be a slave, I’ll be dancing on my grave,
And go home to my Lord and be free.

10. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,
A long way from home, A long way from home
True believer, A long way from home, A long way from home.

Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone, Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone,
Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone.
Way up in the heaven’ly land, Way up in the heaven’ly land
True believer, Way up in the heaven’ly land, Way up in the heaven’ly land

11. Standing in the Need of Prayer
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

It’s me, It’s me, It’s me, O’ Lord, Standing in the need of prayer.
It’s me, It’s me, It’s me, O’ Lord, And I’m standing in the need of prayer.
It’s me, It’s me, It’s me, O’ Lord, Standing in the need of prayer.
It’s me, It’s me, It’s me, O’ Lord, And I’m standing in the need of prayer.

‘Taint my mother or my father but it’s me, O’Lord,
Standing in the need of prayer.
‘Taint my father or my mother, it’s me, O’Lord.
Standing in the Need of Prayer

‘Taint my deacon or my leader, it’s me, O’ Lord,
Standing in the Need of Prayer
‘Taint my deacon or my leader, it’s me, O’ Lord.
Standing in the Need of Prayer

It’s me, It’s me, It’s me, O’ Lord, Standing in the need of prayer.
It’s me, It’s me, It’s me, O’ Lord, And I’m standing in the need of prayer.
It’s me, It’s me, It’s me, O’ Lord, Standing in the need of prayer.
It’s me, It’s me, It’s me, O’ Lord, And I’m standing in the need of prayer.

Standing Need Prayer, Standing Need Prayer

12. Steal Away
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus.
Steal away, steal away home, I ain’t got long to stay here.
My Lord, he calls me, He calls me by the thunder.
The trumpet sounds within’a’my soul I ain’t got long to stay here.

Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus.
Steal away, steal away home, I ain’t got long to stay here.
Green trees, a’bending, Poor sinners stand a’trembling,
The trumpet sounds within’a’my soul, I ain’t got long to stay here.

Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus.
Steal away, steal away home, I ain’t got long to stay here.
My Lord, he calls me, He calls me by the lightning
The trumpet sounds within’a’my soul, I ain’t got long to stay here.

13. The Lonesome Road
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

Look down, look down that lonely road, Hang down your head and cry
Look up, look up to meet your Maker, He looks for you from on high.

Look down, look down that lonesome road, Hand down your head and cry.
I loved , I lost, My days are numbered, O’ Lord, I want to die.

Look down, look down that lonesome road, Where love has come and gone.
Look up, look up, you’ll find a new love, And keep travellin’ on.

14. This Little Light of Mine
Traditional Spiritual
Vocals by John Paul Sharp

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine
Every day, every day, every day, Gonna’ let my little light shine.

On Monday, he gave me the gift of love
On Tuesday, peace came from above
On Wednesday, told me to have more faith
On Thursday, gave me a little more grace.
On Friday, told me to watch and pray
On Saturday, told me just what to say
On Sunday, gave me the power divine
Just to let my little light shine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine
Every day, every day, every day, Gonna’ let my little light shine.