In Performance at The White House

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“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House”

“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House” showcases an evening in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. Featured performers include Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Rodney Crowell, Aretha Franklin, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Darlene Love, Lyle Lovett, Tamela Mann, the Morgan State University Choir and Michelle Williams.

AIRED: June 26, 2015 | 0:56:46
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WOMAN: SUPPORT FOR "THE GOSPEL TRADITION:

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE"

IS PROUDLY PROVIDED BY PEPSI,

IN RECOGNITION OF THE PEPSI CHALLENGE

TO COMBINE POP CULTURE WITH SOCIAL GOOD.

AMERICAN AIRLINES OPERATES AN AVERAGE OF 6,700 FLIGHTS PER DAY

TO NEARLY 350 DESTINATIONS IN MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES.

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR SUPPORT OF ARTS PROGRAMMING

ON PUBLIC TELEVISION

AND "IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE."

BY THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION.

BY THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

AND BY THE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS

TO YOUR PBS STATION FROM...

TONIGHT, FROM THE HISTORIC EAST ROOM OF THE WHITE HOUSE,

JOIN THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY

AS WE CELEBRATE "THE GOSPEL TRADITION:

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE."

ANNOUNCER: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

AND MRS. MICHELLE OBAMA.

[CROWD CHEERING]

PRESIDENT OBAMA: HELLO.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. EVERYBODY HAVE A SEAT.

♪ WELL...

[LAUGHTER]

[SCATTERED APPLAUSE]

I HOPE EVERYBODY'S IN THE SPIRIT TONIGHT.

[CROWD CHEERING]

BRINGING SOME CHURCH...

[DRUM HIT]

TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

AUDIENCE: GOOD EVENING.

OVER THE YEARS, WE'VE HAD THE QUINTESSENTIAL SOUNDS

OF AMERICA FILL THIS ROOM,

FROM JAZZ TO MOTOWN TO BLUES TO COUNTRY.

SO IT IS FITTING THAT TONIGHT, WE HONOR THE MUSIC

THAT INFLUENCED ALL THOSE GENRES--

GOSPEL.

AND I'VE GOT TO SAY, YOU'RE HAVING A PRETTY GOOD NIGHT

WHEN T-BONE BURNETT AND THE QUEEN OF SOUL HERSELF,

ARETHA FRANKLIN, SHOW UP AT YOUR HOUSE TO JAM.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

SO WE'VE GOT...WE GOT ROYALTY HERE TONIGHT.

IT'S A STATE VISIT TONIGHT.

[LAUGHTER]

WE DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF GOSPEL,

BUT WE DO KNOW THAT THIS MUSIC IS ROOTED

IN THE SPIRITUALS SUNG BY THE SLAVES.

EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE OFTEN FORBIDDEN

TO READ OR WRITE OR EVEN SPEAK FREELY,

SLAVES WERE PERMITTED TO SING.

SONGS WERE WHERE THEIR DREAMS TOOK FLIGHT,

WHERE THEY EXPRESSED FAITH AND LOVE,

AS WELL AS PAIN AND FEAR

AND UNIMAGINABLE LOSS.

SONGS WERE ALSO HOW THEY CONVEYED INFORMATION--

THE LOCATIONS OF SAFE HOUSES FOR RUNAWAY SLAVES

OR DIRECTIONS FOR A PATH TOWARDS FREEDOM,

BURIED IN THE CODED LANGUAGE OF DIVINE LYRICS.

THEY SANG SONGS OF LIBERATION,

IF NOT FOR THEIR BODIES IN THIS WORLD,

THEN FOR THEIR SOULS IN THE NEXT.

AND OVER TIME, THOSE SPIRITUALS BLENDED

WITH HYMNS AND SACRED SONGS

TO BECOME THE MUSIC OF THE BLACK CHURCH.

IN THE DECADES AFTER THE CIVIL WAR,

AS FREE MEN AND WOMEN STREAMED NORTH IN RECORD NUMBERS

SEARCHING FOR A NEW LIFE,

THEY BROUGHT THOSE TUNES WITH THEM.

BY THE 1960s, GOSPEL MUSIC HAD BECOME CENTRAL

TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT.

IT STILL HAS AN UNMATCHED POWER

TO STRIKE THE DEEPEST CHORD IN ALL OF US.

TO GET US STARTED, I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE

AN EXTRAORDINARY SINGER,

A WOMAN WHO REACHES MILLIONS WITH HER MUSIC,

AND PREACHES TO HER FLOCK

FROM HER NORTH CAROLINA PULPIT EVERY SUNDAY.

PLEASE GIVE IT UP FOR PASTOR SHIRLEY CAESAR.

[APPLAUSE]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US

TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE.

AND MY, WHAT A HOUSE.

♪ I'M GOING

♪ GOING AWAY, YEAH

♪ AND I'M GOING

♪ TO STAY ONE DAY

LET ME HEAR YOU.

♪ AND I WON'T

♪ BE BACK SOON

♪ NO MO-O-ORE

♪ OH, NO MORE

♪ I'M GOING

♪ I'M GOING AWAY, YES

♪ OH, I'M GOING

♪ GOING TO STAY

♪ AND I WON'T

♪ BE TROUBLED, YEAH

♪ NO MORE

Y'ALL READY?

♪ THEN WE'LL GO SWEEPIN'

CHOIR: ♪ SWEEPIN' THROUGH

♪ THE CITY

♪ THE CITY

♪ YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

♪ WHERE MY CAPTAIN

♪ CAPTAIN

♪ CAPTAIN JESUS

♪ THE LORD

♪ GONE, GONE

♪ HAS GONE

YOU KNOW WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO?

♪ WE'RE GONNA

♪ SIT DOWN

♪ SIT DOWN

♪ BY THE BANKS

♪ BY THE BANKS, YEAH

♪ ON THE RIVER

♪ ON THE RIVER, OH, HONEY, I'LL TELL YA ♪

♪ THAT I WON'T

♪ I WON'T BE BACK

♪ NO, NO, OH, OH, YEAH

♪ I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK ♪

♪ NO MORE

♪ NO MORE, NO MORE ♪

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[TEMPO INCREASES]

[AUDIENCE CLAPPING ALONG]

♪ THEN WE'LL GO SWEEPIN' THROUGH ♪

♪ SWEEPIN' THROUGH

♪ AH, YES

♪ WHERE MY CAPTAIN JESUS

♪ THE LORD

♪ THE LORD

♪ HAS GONE

♪ AND THEN WE'RE GONNA

♪ WE'RE GONNA

♪ SIT DOWN

♪ SIT DOWN

♪ BY THE BANKS

♪ ON THE BANKS

♪ OF THE RIVER

♪ ON THE RIVER

♪ I'LL TELL YA THAT I

♪ I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK ♪

♪ NO MORE

♪ NO MORE, NO MORE

♪ NO MORE

♪ AHH, BLESSED ARE

♪ THE POOR IN SPIRIT

♪ FOR THEY'LL GO

♪ SWEEPIN' THROUGH THE CITY ♪

♪ OH, BLESSED ARE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ♪

♪ FOR THEY'LL GO

♪ SWEEPIN' THROUGH THE CITY ♪

♪ YEAH, OH, BLESSED ARE ♪

♪ THEY THAT MOURN, FOR THEY'LL GO ♪

♪ SWEEPIN' THROUGH THE CITY ♪

♪ THEN WE'LL GO

♪ SWEEPIN' THROUGH

♪ SWEEPIN' THROUGH THE

♪ THE CITY

♪ AH, YEAH

♪ WHERE MY CAPTAIN, THE LORD ♪

♪ THE LORD

♪ GONE

♪ BEFORE

♪ AND WE'RE GONNA SIT DOWN

♪ SIT DOWN

♪ BY THE BANKS

♪ ON THE BANKS

♪ OF THE RIVER

♪ YES, I'LL TELL YA THAT I WON'T ♪

♪ I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK ♪

♪ GOOD GOD

♪ GOOD GOD, GOOD GOD, NO MORE ♪

♪ NO MORE

♪ NO MORE

♪ YEAH, OVER THERE

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT--COME ON

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ OVER THERE

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ I'VE GOT A FATHER THERE

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ I GOT A MOTHER THERE

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ WILL YOU MEET ME THERE?

♪ WILL YOU MEET ME THERE?

♪ WILL YOU MEET ME THERE?

♪ I GOT SISTERS, I GOT BROTHERS THERE ♪

♪ IN THAT CITY, NO MORE CRYING ♪

♪ NO MORE CRYING, NO MORE SITTING THERE ♪

♪ NO MORE SORROW, NO MORE KNOCKING ♪

♪ NO MORE WAITING IN THAT CITY ♪

♪ NOTHING BUT JOY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ NOTHING BUT JOY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ I TELL YOU THAT I WON'T

♪ I WON'T BE BACK

♪ I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK ♪

♪ I'M TELLING YOU

♪ I WON'T BE BACK

♪ I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK ♪

♪ I SAID I WON'T

♪ I WON'T BE BACK

♪ YEAH

♪ I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK ♪

♪ NO MORE

♪ NO MORE, NO MORE

♪ OH! OH, IN THAT

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ OH, IN THAT

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ OVER YONDER

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ SHALL I GO OVER THERE?

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ HEY, I'M GONNA GO OVER THERE ♪

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ OH, IN THE CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ NO MORE DYING

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ NO MORE CEMETERIES

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ IN THAT CITY

♪ I TELL YOU THAT I WON'T

♪ I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK ♪

♪ OH, DIG THAT SOUND

♪ I WON'T BE BACK

♪ I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK ♪

♪ I NEVER WILL

♪ I WON'T BE BACK

♪ I WON'T BE BACK, I WON'T BE BACK ♪

♪ NO MORE

♪ NO MORE

♪ NO MORE

♪ NO MORE

♪ NO MORE

♪ MORE

[SONG ENDS]

WOMAN: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

PLEASE WELCOME ROBIN ROBERTS.

ROBERTS: WHOO!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OH.

I--I--I FEEL LIKE I'M BACK HOME

'CAUSE WE DEFINITELY IN CHURCH, Y'ALL.

[LAUGHTER]

MR. PRESIDENT, MRS. OBAMA, IT IS ALWAYS AN HONOR

TO BE IN THE HOME OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF,

AND YOU KNOW I AM A PROUD MILITARY BRAT.

AND I REMEMBERED, AS A PIGTAILED LITTLE GIRL,

SWAYING TO THE SOUNDS OF THE SOUL CHOIR.

IN THE BIBLE, PSALM 150, IN PART, ASKS US TO

"PRAISE HIM WITH THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET

AND WITH STRINGED INSTRUMENTS AND ORGANS."

BUT AS WE KNOW, AFTER THE CIVIL WAR,

FOR MANY OF AMERICA'S NEWLY FREED SLAVES,

THEIR CONGREGATIONS WERE OFTEN SO POOR

THAT THERE WERE NO INSTRUMENTS TO PRAISE HIM.

INSTEAD, AS WE'VE ALREADY SEEN TONIGHT,

THERE WERE VOICES TO SHOUT,

HANDS TO CLAP, AND FEET TO STOMP.

[APPLAUSE]

AND IT IS THAT SPIRIT THAT GAVE BIRTH TO THE GOSPEL TRADITION

THAT WE HAVE COME TOGETHER TONIGHT TO CELEBRATE.

AND THERE'S NO BETTER WAY THAN TO WELCOME ONE OF THE MOST

CELEBRATED VOICES IN THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL,

DARLENE LOVE.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

♪ PEOPLE GET READY, THERE'S A TRAIN A-COMIN' ♪

♪ DON'T NEED NO BAGGAGE, YOU JUST GET ON BOARD ♪

♪ ALL YOU NEED IS FAITH TO HEAR THE DIESELS HUMMIN' ♪

♪ YOU DON'T NEED NO TICKET, YOU JUST THANK THE LORD ♪

♪ SO PEOPLE GET READY FOR THE TRAIN TO JORDAN ♪

♪ PICKING UP PASSENGERS COAST TO COAST ♪

♪ FAITH IS THE KEY, OPEN THE DOORS AND BOARD THEM ♪

♪ THERE'S LOVE AMONG THOSE WHO LOVED THE MOST ♪

♪ THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR THE HOPELESS SINNER ♪

♪ WHO WOULD HURT ALL MANKIND

♪ JUST TO SAVE HIS OWN, BELIEVE ME NOW ♪

♪ HAVE PITY ON THOSE WHOSE CHANCES ARE SO THINNER ♪

♪ FOR THERE'S NO HIDING PLACE AGAINST THE KINGDOM'S THRONE ♪

♪ SO PEOPLE GET READY FOR THE TRAIN IS COMING ♪

♪ YOU DON'T NEED NO BAGGAGE, YOU JUST GET ON BOARD ♪

♪ ALL YOU NEED IS FAITH TO HEAR THE DIESELS HUMMING ♪

♪ YOU DON'T NEED NO TICKET, YOU JUST THANK THE LORD, HEY ♪

♪ YOU DON'T NEED NO TICKET, YOU JUST THANK THE LORD ♪

[APPLAUSE]

♪ GET READY, GET READY, GET ON BOARD ♪

♪ COME ON WITH ME

♪ GET READY, GET READY, JUST GET ON BOARD ♪

♪ DON'T YOU WANT TO GO?

♪ GET READY, GET READY, GET ON BOARD ♪

♪ COME ON AND GO WITH ME

♪ GET READY, GET READY

♪ AND GET ON BOARD

♪ TAKE MY HAND 'CAUSE I WANT TO GO ♪

♪ GET READY, GET READY

♪ YES, I DO

♪ GET ON BOARD

♪ YEAH, YEAH

♪ GET READY, GET READY

♪ GET ON BOARD

[APPLAUSE AND CHEERING]

[SONG ENDS]

PLEASE WELCOME GRAMMY AWARD- WINNING RHIANNON GIDDENS.

SISTER ROSETTA THARP IS A VASTLY UNDERAPPRECIATED FIGURE

IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN MUSIC.

NOT ONLY WAS SHE A WONDERFUL BRIDGE

BETWEEN SECULAR AND GOSPEL MUSIC,

SHE IS ALSO THOUGHT BY MANY TO BE ONE OF THE ORIGINATORS

OF ROCK AND ROLL GUITAR.

NOW, IT--IT IS FITTING THAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE THIS ENTIRE BAND

AND ALL OF US TO EQUAL SISTER ROSETTA THARPE

AND HER ELECTRIC GUITAR, BUT WE'RE GONNA TRY.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[SCATTERED APPLAUSE]

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD, I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR ♪

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD, I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR ♪

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD, I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR ♪

♪ AND I REALLY DO BELIEVE, I REALLY DO BELIEVE ♪

♪ THERE'S A HEAVEN SOMEWHERE

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR SINGING IN THE AIR

♪ SINGING IN THE AIR

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR SINGING IN THE AIR

♪ SINGING IN THE AIR

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR SINGING IN THE AIR

♪ SINGING IN THE AIR

♪ AND I REALLY DO BELIEVE, I REALLY DO BELIEVE ♪

♪ THERE'S A HEAVEN SOMEWHERE

♪ ALL RIGHT, GUITAR

GIDDENS: AW, PLAY IT!

♪ ALL IN MY HOME

♪ ALL IN MY HOME

♪ I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ ALL IN MY HOME

♪ ALL IN MY HOME

♪ I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ AND I REALLY DO BELIEVE, I REALLY DO BELIEVE ♪

♪ THERE'S A HEAVEN SOMEWHERE COME ON.

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR SHOUTING IN THE AIR

♪ SHOUTING IN THE AIR

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR SHOUTING IN THE AIR

♪ SHOUTING IN THE AIR

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD, I HEAR SHOUTING IN THE AIR ♪

♪ AND I REALLY DO BELIEVE, I REALLY DO BELIEVE ♪

♪ THERE'S A HEAVEN SOMEWHERE

ALL RIGHT, NOW, YOU KNOW WE CAN'T HAVE CALL-AND-RESPONSE

WITHOUT SOME RESPONSE.

NOW, I'M DOING THE CALLING, THEY'RE DOING A BEAUTIFUL JOB

OF RESPONDING, BUT Y'ALL CAN JOIN THEM, YOU SEE?

WE CAN ALL DO IT TOGETHER. YOU GONNA DO IT WITH US?

RAISE THE SPIRIT UP IN HERE? COME ON, IT'S EASY.

YOU CAN DO IT. YOU GONNA DO IT?

[CHEERING] ALL RIGHT. THAT'S WHAT I LIKE TO HEAR.

GET READY. HERE IT COMES.

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ AND I REALLY DO BELIEVE, I REALLY DO BELIEVE ♪

♪ THERE'S A HEAVEN SOMEWHERE ONE MORE TIME!

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ UP ABOVE MY HEAD

♪ I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ MUSIC IN THE AIR

♪ AND I REALLY DO BELIEVE, I REALLY DO BELIEVE ♪

♪ THERE'S A HEAVEN SOMEWHERE

♪ I SAID, I REALLY DO BELIEVE, I REALLY DO BELIEVE ♪

♪ THERE'S A HEAVEN SOMEWHERE

♪ HEAVEN SOME...

♪ WHERE

[SONG ENDS]

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THE PRESIDENT ALLUDED TO THIS EARLIER.

BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR, IT WAS DANGEROUS FOR SLAVES

TO BE CAUGHT SINGING ABOUT FREEDOM.

CHURCH WAS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE THEY COULD EXPRESS THEMSELVES,

BUT EVEN THEN, THEY HAD TO DO IT IN CODE.

"GETTING MY TICKET" WAS PRESENTED

AS A PASSAGE TO HEAVEN, BUT IT WAS ALSO CODE

FOR ESCAPING SLAVERY.

ALSO, WHEN CHURCHGOERS SANG ABOUT THE RIVER JORDAN,

IT WAS OFTEN CODE FOR CROSSING ANOTHER RIVER--

YES, THE MISSISSIPPI-- WHERE THE EAST SIDE WAS

A LAND OF SLAVERY, AND THE WEST REPRESENTED FREEDOM.

SINGING "I STOOD ON THE BANKS OF JORDAN,"

PLEASE WELCOME BISHOP RANCE ALLEN.

[CROWD CHEERING]

♪ MMM

♪ AH, HMM, OH

♪ I STOOD ON THE BANKS

♪ OF JORDAN, YES, I DID

♪ I HAD TO SEE

♪ SEE THOSE

♪ THOSE SHIPS GO

♪ GO SAILING OVER

♪ OH, HEE HEE, MMM, DAH, MMM MMM ♪

[SCATTERED APPLAUSE]

♪ STOOD ON THE BANKS OF JORDAN ♪

♪ YES, I DID

♪ I HAD TO SEE

♪ SEE THOSE SHIPS

♪ YES ♪ GO BY

♪ LISTEN TO THIS

♪ LORD

♪ I'VE GOT MY TICKET

♪ MMM

♪ PLEASE, PLEASE

♪ DON'T LEAVE ME DOWN HERE

♪ AH, HEE

♪ YOU CAME, GOT MY FATHER

♪ THEN YOU TURN AROUND AND YOU GOT MY MOTHER ♪

♪ OH, YOU TOOK EVERYTHING

♪ TO ME THAT WAS SO DEAR

♪ AND I GOT TO STAND HERE NOW AND JUST ♪

♪ WATCH THOSE SHIPS, MM-HMM ♪

♪ GO ON

♪ YEAH, LORD

♪ I HAD TO

♪ SEE THOSE SHIPS

♪ LORD, LORD

♪ GO SAILING

♪ GO, OH, OOH

♪ OH, OH

♪ I HAD TO LOOK AT 'EM, Y'ALL ♪

♪ GROWING OLD

♪ MOTHER GONE, DADDY GONE ♪

♪ ONE OF THESE DAYS, I'LL BE GONE ♪

♪ SEE THOSE SHIPS

♪ OH ♪ GO ON BY

♪ CAN I SAY IT ONE MORE TIME? ♪ YES.

♪ HEY, LORD

COME ON.

♪ HMM, OH, HMM

♪ I GOT MY TICKET

♪ PLEASE, LORD, PLEASE

[VOCALIZES]

♪ DON'T LEAVE ME DOWN HERE

YEAH!

[AUDIENCE CLAPPING ALONG]

♪ YOU GOT MY FATHER

YEAH!

♪ AND, AH, YOU CAME BACK AND GOT MY MOTHER ♪

♪ YEAH, YOU TOOK EVERYTHING ♪

♪ TO ME THAT WAS SO DEAR

♪ BAND, PICK ME UP

♪ I HAD TO STAND THERE

♪ ON THE BANKS

♪ OF THE JORDAN

♪ OH, YES, I DID

♪ I HAD TO SEE

♪ SEE THOSE SHIPS

♪ AH, OH

♪ GO SAILING

♪ SAILING OVER

♪ SAILING OVER

♪ MMM, HEE

♪ HEE, MMM, HEE

♪ MMM, FATHER

♪ YEAH, I HAD TO SEE

♪ SEE THOSE SHIPS

♪ YEAH ♪ GO BY

♪ BUT THE SHIP SAILING OVER AIN'T BAD ♪

♪ NOW, SOMEBODY'S GOING TO HEAVEN ♪

♪ SEE THOSE SHIPS

♪ SOMEBODY'S GETTING THEIR JOY RESTORED ♪

♪ GO BY

♪ HMM

♪ SOMEBODY'S GETTING THEIR BODY HEALED ♪

♪ I HAD TO, WHOO

♪ SEE THOSE SHIPS

♪ UH-HUH

♪ GO BY

♪ LORD, I WISH I COULD JUST ♪

♪ OH, LORD, GIVE ME SOMETHING, LET ME DANCE ♪

♪ SEE THOSE SHIPS

♪ SEE THE SHIPS

♪ GO BY

♪ GO BY

[VOCALIZES]

♪ YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

♪ SEE THOSE SHIPS

♪ OH, NOW

♪ IF SOMEBODY DON'T MIND

♪ GO BY

♪ JUST WAVE YOUR HAND AT ME, JUST HOLLER ♪

"SING, RANCE!" ♪ AHH, OHH

♪ SEE THOSE SHIPS

♪ SEE THE SHIPS

♪ MMM ♪ GO BY

♪ ONE MORE TIME AND I'M GONNA LEAVE IT ALONE ♪

♪ JUST ONE MORE NOW

♪ OH, OH, I

♪ SEE THOSE SHIPS

♪ HEY

♪ GO

♪ GO-HO-OH

♪ GO-HO-OH

♪ GO-HO-OH

[VOCALIZING]

[SCATTERED SHOUTS]

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ GO

♪ BY-Y...

♪ BY

[SONG ENDS]

WOMAN: AMERICA FIRST FELL IN LOVE WITH HER

WITH DESTINY'S CHILD.

PLEASE WELCOME MICHELLE WILLIAMS.

♪ WAIT A MINUTE

♪ BRING IT BACK

♪ WAIT A MINUTE

♪ BRING IT BACK

♪ WAIT A MINUTE

♪ BRING IT BACK

♪ WAIT A MINUTE

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES...

IT'S A CALL-AND-RESPONSE.

ONE MORE TIME.

♪ NOBODY CAN SAY NO

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES

♪ NOBODY CAN SAY NO

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

♪ HERE WE GO

♪ I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT A THING ♪

♪ 'CAUSE I KNOW YOU ARE GUIDING ME ♪

♪ WHERE YOU LEAD ME, LORD, I WILL GO ♪

♪ I HAVE NO FEAR 'CAUSE I KNOW WHO'S IN CONTROL ♪

♪ THERE'S NO LIMIT TO WHAT YOU CAN DO ♪

♪ 'CAUSE IT ALL BELONGS TO YOU ♪

♪ YES, IT ALL BELONGS TO YOU

♪ YOU'RE ALMIGHTY AND ALL POWERFUL ♪

♪ AND IT ALL BELONGS TO YOU, YES, IT ALL BELONGS TO YOU ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES

DO YOU BELIEVE THAT TONIGHT?

♪ NOBODY CAN SAY NO

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

♪ EVERYBODY CLAP YOUR HANDS, EVERYBODY CLAP YOUR HANDS ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES

♪ WAIT A MINUTE

♪ NOBODY SAY NO

♪ BRING IT BACK

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES

♪ WAIT A MINUTE

♪ NOBODY SAY NO

♪ BRING IT BACK

♪ I DON'T CARE WHAT THEY TOLD YOU ♪

♪ WAIT A MINUTE

♪ BUT IF HE SAID YES

♪ BRING IT BACK

♪ I CAN WIN

♪ WAIT A MINUTE

♪ I CAN DO IT

♪ BRING IT BACK

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES

♪ WAIT A MINUTE

♪ NOBODY SAY NO

♪ BRING IT BACK

♪ SAY YES

♪ YES

♪ SAY YES

♪ YES

♪ SAY YES

♪ YES

♪ SAY YES

♪ YES

♪ YE-E-E-ES

♪ YE-E-E-ES

♪ YE-E-E-ES

♪ YE-E-E-ES

♪ SAY YES

♪ YES

♪ COME ON AND SAY YES

♪ YES

♪ SAY YES

♪ YES

♪ SAY YES

♪ YES

♪ DO YOU BELIEVE IT?

♪ YES

♪ DO YOU RECEIVE IT?

♪ YES

♪ SAY YES

♪ YES

♪ SAY YES

♪ YES

♪ SAY YES

♪ YES

♪ SAY YES ♪ YES

♪ WHEN JESUS OPENS A DOOR ♪

♪ IT'S A DOOR THAT NO MAN CLOSE ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

♪ WHEN JESUS SAY YES, NOBODY CAN SAY NO ♪

THAT'S ALL I GOT TO SAY.

WOMAN: HEY!

GOD BLESS YOU.

DECEMBER 1, 1955.

MANY OF US KNOW THAT AS THE DATE THAT ROSA PARKS

CHANGED THE COURSE OF AMERICAN HISTORY

BY REFUSING AN ORDER TO MOVE TO THE BACK OF THE BUS.

BUT WHAT MANY PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW

IS THAT JUST 4 DAYS LATER,

THE REVEREND RALPH ABERNATHY AND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

SPOKE AT A MASS MEETING THAT FOLLOWED MS. PARKS' CONVICTION.

IN MANY WAYS, THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT'S

SAID TO HAVE BEGUN THAT NIGHT.

THE PRESBYTERIAN HYMN THAT OPENED THAT MEETING

BECAME ONE OF THE "FREEDOM SONGS" OFTEN SUNG

AT CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATIONS.

HERE TO SING "LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS,"

EMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL,

JOINED BY RHIANNON GIDDENS.

HARRIS: THANK YOU SO MUCH. HOW WONDERFUL TO BE A PART

OF THIS INCREDIBLE CELEBRATION OF MUSIC THAT WE LOVE SO MUCH.

YOU KNOW, GOSPEL MUSIC TAKES ON SO MANY FORMS.

WE ARE GOING TO, UH, TAKE YOU INTO

THE APPALACHIAN TRADITION OF GOSPEL MUSIC.

HARRIS AND CROWELL: ♪ WHAT A FELLOWSHIP

♪ WHAT A JOY DIVINE

♪ LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS ♪

♪ WHAT A BLESSEDNESS, WHAT A PEACE IS MINE ♪

♪ LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS ♪

HARRIS, CROWELL, AND GIDDENS: ♪ LEANING, LEANING

♪ SAFE AND SECURE FROM ALL ALARMS ♪

♪ LEANING, LEANING

♪ LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS ♪

♪ OH, HOW SWEET TO WALK IN THIS PILGRIM WAY ♪

♪ LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS ♪

♪ OH, HOW BRIGHT THE PATH GROWS FROM DAY TO DAY ♪

♪ LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS ♪

♪ LEANING

HARRIS AND GIDDENS: ♪ ON JESUS

♪ LEANING

♪ ON JESUS

ALL THREE: ♪ SAFE AND SECURE FROM ALL ALARMS ♪

CROWELL: ♪ LEANING

HARRIS AND GIDDENS: ♪ ON JESUS

♪ LEANING

♪ ON JESUS

ALL THREE: ♪ LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS ♪

♪ WHAT HAVE I TO DREAD

♪ WHAT HAVE I TO FEAR

♪ LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS? ♪

♪ I HAVE BLESSED PEACE IN MY LORD SO NEAR ♪

♪ LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS ♪

CROWELL: ♪ LEANING

HARRIS AND GIDDENS: ♪ ON JESUS

♪ LEANING

♪ ON JESUS

ALL THREE: ♪ SAFE AND SECURE FROM ALL ALARMS ♪

CROWELL: ♪ LEANING

HARRIS AND GIDDENS: ♪ ON JESUS

♪ I'M LEANING

♪ OH, JESUS

♪ I'M LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS ♪

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[MUSIC BEGINS]

WOMAN: LET'S WELCOME THE REIGNING VOICE

OF CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL, TAMELA MANN.

♪ TAKE ME TO THE KING ♪

♪ MMM

♪ I DON'T HAVE MUCH TO BRING ♪

♪ OH, THANK YOU, LORD

♪ MY HEART IS TORN

♪ IN PIECES

♪ OH

♪ IT'S MY OFFERING

♪ MMM

♪ TAKE ME TO THE KING

♪ TRUTH IS I'M TIRED

♪ OPTIONS ARE FEW

♪ I'M TRYING TO PRAY

♪ BUT WHERE ARE YOU?

♪ I'M ALL CHURCHED OUT

♪ HURT AND ABUSED

♪ I CAN'T FAKE WHAT'S LEFT TO DO ♪

♪ TRUTH IS I'M WEAK

♪ NO STRENGTH TO FIGHT

♪ NO TEARS TO CRY

♪ EVEN IF I TRIED

♪ BUT STILL MY SOUL

♪ REFUSES TO DIE

♪ MM-HMM

♪ ONE TOUCH WILL CHANGE MY LIFE ♪

♪ TAKE ME TO THE KING

♪ I DON'T HAVE MUCH TO BRING

♪ MY HEART'S TORN IN PIECES

♪ IT'S MY OFFERING

♪ LAY ME AT THE THRONE

♪ LEAVE ME THERE ALONE

♪ TO GAZE UPON YOUR GLORY

♪ AND SING TO YOU THIS SONG

♪ PLEASE TAKE ME TO THE KING

♪ TRUTH IS IT'S TIME

♪ TO STOP PLAYING THESE GAMES

♪ WE NEED A WORD

♪ FOR THE PEOPLE'S PAIN

♪ SO, LORD, SPEAK RIGHT NOW

♪ LET IT POUR LIKE RAIN

♪ OH, YEAH, WE'RE DESPERATE

♪ WE'RE CHASING AFTER YOU

♪ NO RULES, NO RELIGION

♪ I'VE MADE MY DECISION

♪ TO RUN TO YOU, THE HEALER THAT I NEED ♪

♪ TAKE ME TO THE KING

♪ DON'T HAVE MUCH TO BRING

♪ MY HEART IS TORN TO PIECES

♪ IT'S MY OFFERING

♪ LAY ME AT THE THRONE

♪ LEAVE ME THERE ALONE

♪ TO GAZE UPON YOUR GLORY

♪ AND SING TO YOU THIS SONG ♪

♪ TAKE ME TO THE

♪ LORD, WE'RE IN THE WAY

♪ KEEP MAKING MISTAKES

♪ THE GLORY'S NOT FOR US

♪ IT'S ALL FOR YOU

♪ YOU

♪ TAKE ME TO THE KING

♪ I DON'T HAVE MUCH TO BRING

♪ MY HEART IS TORN TO PIECES

♪ IT'S MY OFFERING

♪ OH

♪ LAY ME AT THE THRONE ♪

♪ JUST LEAVE ME THERE

♪ LEAVE ME THERE ALONE ♪

♪ I WANT TO GAZE UPON YOUR GLORY ♪

♪ AND I WANT TO SING TO YOU ♪

♪ SING TO YOU THIS SONG

♪ TAKE ME TO THE KING

♪ AH, AH, AH

♪ TAKE ME TO THE KING

♪ AH, AH

♪ TAKE ME TO THE KING

♪ AH, AH

♪ KING

YEAH!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ JUST TAKE ME TO THE KING

GOD BLESS YOU.

IT'S AN HONOR TO SING FOR YOU, PRESIDENT.

GOD BLESS YOU.

[MUSIC ENDS]

WOMAN: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

HE'S AT HOME IN EVERY GENRE OF AMERICAN MUSIC.

PLEASE WELCOME LYLE LOVETT.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

LOVETT: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

IT IS SUCH AN HONOR TO BE INCLUDED THIS EVENING.

I STARTED SINGING IN CHURCH WHEN I WAS A CHILD,

AND IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT

THAT MY TEACHERS,

THAT MY CHOIR DIRECTORS AND PASTORS GAVE ME,

I MIGHT NOT HAVE REALIZED HOW MUCH I LOVED

NOT ONLY SINGING, BUT MUSIC.

THIS IS A SONG THAT I MADE UP A--A FEW YEARS AGO

WHEN I LOST SOMEONE VERY DEAR TO ME.

UH, I NEEDED HELP,

AND THE GOSPEL AND MUSIC

CAME TO MY RESCUE.

[APPLAUSE, MUSIC BEGINS]

♪ OH, MY BROTHER

♪ YOU'VE GONE BEFORE ME

♪ AND HOW I LONG

♪ TO BE WITH YOU

♪ BUT THROUGH MY SORROW

♪ AS I REMAIN HERE

♪ THERE'S ONLY ONE THING

♪ THAT I CAN DO

♪ SO I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER ♪

♪ I'M GONNA PRAY

♪ I'M GONNA PRAY

♪ ON BENDED KNEE

♪ BENDED KNEE

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER ♪

♪ UNTIL MY SAVIOR, HE COMES FOR ME ♪

♪ SAVIOR COMES FOR ME

♪ I HAVE FAITH

♪ BUILT ON A MOUNTAIN

♪ GREATER THAN A MUSTARD SEED ♪

♪ IF I WAIT JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER ♪

♪ I KNOW MY SAVIOR WILL COME FOR ME ♪

♪ SAVIOR WILL COME FOR ME

♪ SO I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER ♪

♪ I'M GONNA PRAY

♪ I'M GONNA PRAY

♪ ON BENDED KNEE

♪ BENDED KNEE

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER ♪

♪ UNTIL MY SAVIOR, HE COMES FOR ME ♪

♪ SAVIOR COMES FOR ME

[MAN VOCALIZING]

♪ AND IF I DIE

♪ OOH OOH OOH

♪ I'LL GO TO HEAVEN

♪ OOH OOH OOH

♪ AND MY SAVIOR

♪ OOH OOH OOH

♪ I WILL SURELY SEE

♪ OOH OOH OOH

♪ BUT IF I WAIT

♪ IF I WAIT

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER ♪

♪ I KNOW MY SAVIOR WILL COME FOR ME ♪

♪ SAVIOR, COME FOR ME

♪ SO I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER ♪

♪ I'M GONNA PRAY

♪ I'M GONNA PRAY

♪ ON BENDED KNEE

♪ BENDED KNEE

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER

♪ JUST A LITTLE BIT LONGER ♪

♪ UNTIL MY SAVIOR, HE COMES FOR ME ♪

♪ SAVIOR COMES FOR ME

♪ SO I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ SAID I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ NOW, I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT CHOIR: ♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ YEAH, A LITTLE WHILE LONGER ♪

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ OH, LORD, YEAH

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ SEE, MY GRANDMA WENT BEFORE ME ♪

[CHUCKLES] ♪ I GOT TO WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT, SAID I'M GONNA ♪

LOVETT: ♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ A LITTLE WHILE LONGER ♪

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ WAIT ON, WAIT ON ♪

♪ I'M GONNA WAIT

♪ WAIT ON, WAIT ON ♪

♪ OH

♪ UNTIL MY SAVIOR

♪ COMES FOR

♪ FOR ME

♪ FOR ME

[APPLAUSE]

♪ OOH

[MUSIC ENDS]

WOMAN: SHE IS THE PROUD DAUGHTER OF THE REVEREND C.L. FRANKLIN,

MISS ARETHA FRANKLIN.

♪ I

♪ I LOVE THE LORD

♪ HE HEARD MY CRY

♪ AND PITIED EVERY GROAN

♪ GROAN

♪ AND

♪ AND PITIED EVERY GROAN

♪ GROAN

♪ OH, LORD, EVERY GROAN

WOMAN: SHE IS THE PROUD DAUGHTER OF THE REVEREND C.L. FRANKLIN,

WHO PREACHED AT DETROIT'S NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH--

MISS ARETHA FRANKLIN.

[NEW SONG BEGINS]

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ AND LET ME STAND

♪ AND LET ME STAND

♪ MY FAITH ON HEAVEN'S

♪ MY FAITH ON HEAVEN'S

♪ TABLE LAND

♪ TABLE LAND

♪ A HIGHER PLANE

♪ A HIGHER PLANE

♪ LORD, I FOUND

♪ LORD, I FOUND

♪ LORD, I SET MY FEET ON HIGHER GROUND ♪

♪ HIGHER GROUND

♪ LIFT ME UP

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ AND LET ME STAND

♪ AND LET ME STAND

♪ MY FAITH ON HEAVEN'S

♪ MY FAITH ON HEAVEN'S

♪ TABLELAND

♪ TABLELAND

♪ A HI-I-I-IGHER

♪ A HIGHER PLACE

♪ PLACE I FOUND

♪ THAT I FOUND

♪ LORD, PLANT MY FEET ON HIGHER GROUND ♪

♪ HIGHER GROUND

♪ OH, LORD

♪ LORD JESUS

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ WILL YOU?

♪ NOW, LORD

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ LORD, LIFT ME

♪ COME ON, LIFT ME UP

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ OH, YEAH

♪ YOU'RE THE THING I NEED

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ MMM

♪ YOU KNOW I BELIEVE

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ GOOD GOD

♪ WELL, TROUBLE

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ TROUBLE MIGHT GET IN YOUR WAY SOMETIMES ♪

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ OH, YES, IT WILL

♪ MMM, AND YOU MIGHT

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ OH, LORD

♪ YOU MIGHT HAVE TO CRY

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, IN THE MID ♪

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ IN THE MID, IN THE MID, IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR ♪

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ LORD, YOU LIFT ME

♪ WHEN TROUBLE COMES

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ COME ON, THEN, AND LIFT ME ♪

♪ WELL

♪ OOH OOH OOH

♪ OH

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ OH, YEAH

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP, UP, UP, UP ♪

♪ YEAH

♪ COME ON AND LIFT ME

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ LORD, LIFT ME HIGHER

♪ OH, LORD, YES, I KNOW ♪

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ GOOD GOD

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ MMM

♪ BIG

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ BIG

♪ BIG OLD HEAVEN

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ LORD, AFTER I GO

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ GOT MY FEET

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ OH, LORD

♪ DOWN HERE BELOW

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ OH, YEAH

♪ AND WHEREVER I GO

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ LORD, AS I GO

♪ AND I'M HOMEWARD BOUND

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ MM-HMM

♪ OH, MY FEET

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ OH, COULD YOU PLANT THEM ♪

♪ ON SOLID GROUND?

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ OH, YEAH

♪ I, UH

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ I'M SCRAMBLING

♪ I'M STANDING ON THE ROAD

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ GOOD GOD

♪ EVERY DAY I'M STANDING

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ OH, YES, I AM

♪ AND I'M MAKING MY WAY

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ ON YOUR WORD

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ LORD

♪ LORD, LIFT ME

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ COME ON

♪ WILL YOU, WILL YOU, WILL YOU ♪

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ WILL YOU LIFT ME?

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ GOD, LIFT ME

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ LORD, I NEED

♪ COME ON, LIFT ME UP

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ AH!

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ AH!

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ COME ON, LIFT ME

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ LORD, I NEED

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ I'M STANDING

♪ STANDING ON YOUR PROMISE

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ GOOD GOD

♪ WELL, IT'S DECIDED

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ WHERE I STAND

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ OH, YEAH

♪ LORD, ON THE GROUND

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ LORD, ON THE GROUND

♪ DO YOU SEE ANYTHING?

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ DEAR GOD

♪ WELL, LIFT ME

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ DO YOU WANT TO BE LIFTED? ♪

♪ DO YOU WANT TO?

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ DO YOU WANT TO BE LIFTED? ♪

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ YEAH, YEAH

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ LORD, LIFT ME

♪ YEAH, YEAH

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ WELL, WELL

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ HMM

♪ JESUS, LIFT ME UP

♪ JESUS

♪ UP, UP, UP

♪ JESUS

♪ LORD, LIFT ME UP

♪ ARE YOU THERE?

♪ THE GROUND

♪ MY FEET ARE ON HIGHER GROUND ♪

♪ HIGHER GROUND

♪ OH

♪ PLANT MY FEET ON HIGHER GROUND ♪

♪ HIGHER GROUND

[SONG ENDS]

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[MUSIC BEGINS]

♪ YEAH

FRANKLIN: COME ON, MEL.

♪ IN SAD HOURS

♪ LORD, IN SAD HOURS

♪ OH, GLORY TO GOD TONIGHT ♪

♪ MY, MY, MY

♪ EVERY, EVERY, EVERY ♪

♪ EVERY NOW AND THEN

♪ I BELIEVE YOU

♪ I GET A LITTLE LONELY ♪

♪ YOU'RE GONNA GET A LITTLE LONELY SOMETIMES ♪

♪ OH, YES, I DO

♪ BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?

♪ WELL, WELL

♪ THE TRUTH, OH, MY

♪ THE REAL TRUTH

♪ YEAH, THE REAL TRUTH

♪ THE REAL TRUTH OF JESUS ♪

♪ THE REAL TRUTH OF JESUS, YEAH, YEAH ♪

♪ OH, MY, MY

♪ IS LOVE

♪ LOVE, IT'S TOLD

♪ OH, YES, IT IS

♪ YES

♪ OH, YEAH, YEAH

♪ YES, IT'S TOLD

♪ YEAH

♪ THAT YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS WORTH LIVING ♪

♪ TO THAT FUTURE, YEAH ♪

♪ OH, YEAH

♪ JESUS ♪ JESUS

COME ON, DOUG.

♪ JESUS WHISPERS ♪

♪ SOMETIME LATE, I ADMIT IT ♪

♪ THIS IS WHAT HE SAYS ♪

♪ HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH

♪ I WILL

♪ HE SAID HE WILL

♪ I WILL, I WILL ♪

♪ HE SAID HE WILL

♪ I WILL BE WITH YOU ♪

♪ LORD

♪ YES, I WILL, YEAH ♪

♪ OH, TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH NOW ♪

♪ SAVE THAT SACRED ♪

♪ SACRED

♪ SACRED ♪ SACRED

♪ SACRED SECRET

♪ OH, SACRED SECRET

♪ THAT WE ♪ WE

♪ SEE UNFOLD, YEAH ♪

♪ SEE UNFOLD

♪ OH, YEAH

♪ YEAH

♪ OH, RIGHT NOW ♪

♪ OH, YES, YOU WILL

♪ SING IT ONE MORE TIME ♪

♪ WELL, WELL, WELL, WELL ♪

♪ IN ♪ YEAH

♪ IN, IN, IN, IN

♪ IN SAD HOURS

♪ WHEN PEOPLE ARE PRESSING AND TROUBLE IS PRESSING ♪

♪ YES, IT IS

♪ YEAH, YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WALK ♪

♪ YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WALK THE FLOOR SOMETIMES ♪

♪ LATE IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR ♪

♪ LATE IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR ♪

♪ WELL, WELL, WELL

♪ BUT DO YOU KNOW THAT THE TRUTH ♪

♪ OH, THE TRUTH

♪ DO YOU KNOW THAT THE TRUTH ♪

♪ THE TRUTH

♪ THE TRUTH OF JESUS

♪ THE REAL TRUTH OF JESUS ♪

♪ OH, YEAH, 'CAUSE YOU KNOW IT ♪

♪ LOVE, IT'S TOLD

♪ HE WILL TELL US

♪ LOVE HIS TRUTH

♪ OH, YEAH

♪ OH, YEAH, YEAH

♪ OH, YES, HE IS

♪ OH, YES

♪ YEAH WHOO!

♪ YEAH, YEAH

♪ OH

♪ OH

♪ OH, LORD

♪ JESUS

♪ JESUS, JESUS ♪ ♪ YEAH

♪ JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS, JESUS ♪

♪ JESUS, WHISPER

HE'S WHISPERING TO US!

♪ YEAH, YEAH, NOW

♪ I WILL

♪ HE SAID I WILL

♪ I'LL ALWAYS

♪ I WILL

♪ YOU TELL IT

♪ I WILL BE

♪ I'LL BE WAITING, YEAH, YES, I WILL ♪

♪ AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU AND YOU ♪

♪ SACRED

♪ SACRED, OOH

♪ SACRED

♪ SACRED, LORD

♪ SACRED SECRET

♪ SACRED SECRETS

♪ WELL, OOH, I'M...

[VOCALIZES]

♪ OH, OH, OH, OH

♪ GLORY, GLORY, GLORY, GLORY

♪ GLORY, GLORY, GLORY FOR HIM ♪

♪ YES, HE IS ♪ HERE I AM

♪ HALLELUJAH

♪ OH, YOU GOT TO DO IT

♪ FATHER, FATHER

♪ OH, YEAH

♪ CAN YOU HEAR ME? CAN YOU HEAR ME? ♪

FRANKLIN: ♪ FATHER, LORD

♪ HE'S YOUR FATHER

♪ OH

♪ HE WILL, NOW

♪ FATHER

♪ HE WILL

♪ LORD, I NEED YOU

♪ YES, SIR

♪ AIN'T NO HARM IN CALLING SOME TRUTH ♪

♪ FATHER

♪ OH, LORD, OH, YEAH

♪ DON'T DOUBT ME NOW ♪

♪ OH, YEAH ♪ NOW, NOW

DOUG: WHOO!

♪ HALLELUJAH

MEL: ♪ BEEN GOOD TO YOU

♪ HALLELUJAH

♪ BEEN GOOD TO YOU

♪ GONNA PRAISE YOU TONIGHT ♪

♪ YOU KNOW--

FRANKLIN: ♪ YEAH

♪ YEAH, JESUS

♪ GO ON AND PRAY TO GOD ♪

♪ OH

♪ GO ON AND PRAY TO HIM TONIGHT ♪

♪ OH, YEAH ♪ OH, YEAH

♪ GLORY TO GOD

♪ OH, YEAH WHOO!

♪ GLORY TO YOU NOW

♪ HIS HOLY NAME

♪ IN HIS PRECIOUS NAME

♪ GLORY TO THE TRINITY

YES. ♪ OH, LORD

♪ HAVE MERCY, LORD

♪ HE'LL BE OUR GOD

♪ WHEN EVERY OTHER

♪ EVERY OTHER GOD

♪ FALLS TO YOU

♪ YES, HE WILL, OH, LORD...♪

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FRANKLIN: ♪ AND HELP ME NOT TO GET BACK

♪ DOWN ON MY KNEES AGAIN

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

MEL: ♪ OH, YEAH

[CHEERING]

LORD, HELP ME UP.

[LAUGHTER] ♪ LET ME STAND

HA! YOU KNOW, I WAS 16

WHEN I WAS DOING THAT.

I AM NOT 16 ANYMORE.

HALLELUJAH.

[MUSIC PLAYING, CLAPPING ALONG]

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