Monday, 19 July 2021

I Shall Not Be Moved

It is not known who wrote the song and when, only that the lyrics stretch back to the slave era. It later became a song used for labour and civil rights movements, for resistance in general (via).


::: Ella Fitzgerald: I Shall Not Be Moved: LISTEN 
::: Johnny Cash: I Shall Not Be Moved: LISTEN

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Glory hallelujah, I shall not be moved 
Anchored in Jehovah, I shall not be moved 
Just like the tree that's planted by the waters 
I shall not be moved 

In His love abiding, I shall not be moved 
And in Him confiding, I shall not be moved 
Just like the tree that's planted by the water 
I shall not be moved  

I shall not be, I shall not be moved 
I shall not be, I shall not be moved 
Just like the tree that's planted by the waters 
I shall not be moved 



Though all Hell assail me, I shall not be moved 
Jesus will not fail me, I shall not be moved 
Just like the tree that's planted by the water 
I shall not be moved  

Though the tempest rages, I shall not be moved 
On the rock of ages, I shall not be moved 
Just like the tree that's planted by the water 
I shall not be moved 

I shall not be, I shall not be moved 
I shall not be, I shall not be moved 
Just like the tree that's planted by the water 
I shall not be moved 

I shall not be, I shall not be moved 
I shall not be, I shall not be moved 
Just like the tree that's planted by the water 
I shall not be moved  

lyrics via

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photographs of the amazing Ella Fitzgerald (Empire Room at Waldorf Astoria Hotel, N.Y., 30 March 1971, AP Photo/Ron Frehm) via and via 

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