Music: We Sing to Lift

Some of the Negro congregation began to murmur the words of the hymn the choir was singing, "How sweet it is to know Him, Jesus Christ divine." Slowly choir and congregation began to sway and clap and stomp to the rhythm. People in the audience jiggled and jounced up & down shouting "Oh Lord, tell a story!" A mother pushed her child from her lap, crying "Oh Jesus, I'll fly away!"

The powerful, primitive singing of its huge (203 voices) Echoes of Eden choir had been bringing in new members to Los Angeles' stuccoed St. Paul Baptist Church at the rate of...

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