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Subject: Origins: This Is Holy Ground
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 09:04 PM

Here's a message from another thread.

Thread #36939   Message #2826011
Posted By: GUEST,Recident of Barbuda
30-Jan-10 - 08:39 PM
Thread Name: BU Praise& Worship Songbook Text
Subject: RE: BU Praise& Worship Songbook Text
what is the origin of "this is holy ground


I remember something that went like this:
    Holy ground, we're standing on holy ground,
    For the Lord is present, and where He is, is holy.

But that's all I recall, and I don't know if that's the song you want.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Origins: This Is Holy Ground
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 12:44 AM

There are two very different songs from the same era with similar themes, BTW.

~S~


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Subject: ADD: (This Is) Holy Ground (Christopher Beatty)
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 01:18 AM

Here's one. Chords are not in the right place.

~S~


HOLY GROUND
(Christopher Beatty)

This is holy ground, we're standing on holy ground
For the Lord is present and where He is is ho - ly
This is holy ground, we're standing on holy ground
For the Lord is present and where He is is holy

These are holy hands He's given us holy hands,
He works through these hands and so these hands are holy
These are holy hands He's given us holy hands,
He works through these hands and so these hands are holy

Christopher Beatty
©1986 BMG Songs

CHORDS:

D E A D
This is holy ground, we're standing on holy ground
A D A Bm Bm7 E
For the Lord is present and where He is is ho - ly
D E A D Dm
This is holy ground, we're standing on holy ground
D E A D
For the Lord is present and where He is is holy


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Subject: RE: Origins: This Is Holy Ground
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 01:19 AM

Here's another.

~S~

WE ARE STANDING ON HOLY GROUND

We are standing on holy ground and
I know that there are angels all around
Let us praise Jesus now
For we are standing in His presence
On holy ground.


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Subject: ADD: Holy Ground (Geron Davis)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 01:41 AM

Here's the entire text of that second one.

HOLY GROUND
(Geron Davis)

Verse 1
When I walked through the doors I sensed His presence
And I knew this was a place where love abounds
For this is a temple the God we love abides here
Oh we are standing in His presence on holy ground

CHORUS
We are standing on holy ground
And I know that there are angels all around
Let us praise Jesus now
For we are standing in His presence on holy ground

Verse 2
In His presence I know there is joy beyond all measure
And at His feet sweet peace of mind can still be found
For when we have a need He is still the answer
Reach out and claim it for we are standing on holy ground

CHORUS

Let us praise Jesus now
For we are standing in His presence on holy ground

Recorded by Barbara Streisand on her Higher Ground CD. Streisand substitutes "God" for "Jesus."

©1983, Meadowgreen Music Company


source: http://www.music-lyrics-gospel.com/gospel_music_lyrics/we_are_standing_on_holy_ground_6083.asp
corrections made after listening to the Streisand recording.


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Subject: RE: Origins: This Is Holy Ground
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 01:45 AM

Thanks, Joe-- I've never heard or seen the longer form.

As a praise-piece, most folks know only the chorus version. Lotta "praise and worship" genre stuff is like that-- just the chorus, for easily-remembered group singing sans songbook or with overhead projectors only.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Origins: This Is Holy Ground
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 01:55 AM

Also see:

Amazon.com: Early Shaker Spirituals
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/artist/glance/-/34745/ref%3Dm%5Fart%5Fdp/104-5526778-1891125

Early Shaker Spirituals
Sister R. Mildred Barker

Track 4. On Zion's Holy Ground

~S~


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Subject: RE: Origins: This Is Holy Ground
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 01:57 AM

Yeah, the Celebration Hymnal has just the chorus of the Geron Davis song, but most recordings seem to have the whole shebang.
John Michael Talbot introduced us "Vatican II Catholics" to the Beatty song.
-Joe-


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Subject: ADD: 17. ANGELS OF HEAVEN
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 01:59 AM

ANGELS OF HEAVEN
Text and tune: Brother Ephraim Frost
Whitewater, Ohio, 1872

The angels of heaven are marching around
the borders of Zion's holy ground.
Their music harmonious how it doth ring,
and this is the heavenly song they sing.

Holy, holy, holiness unto the Lord.
Love ye, love ye, love ye one another.

Source: Track 17 on CD:
Gentle Words: Shaker Songs arranged by Kevin Siegfried
The Tudor Choir, Doug Fullington, director


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Subject: ADD: INDUSTRY REQUIRED
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 02:05 AM

INDUSTRY REQUIRED

Where My hand hath spread around blessings on on My holy ground
Let no slothful man be found wasting what is given.
Where My hand hath spread around blessings on on My holy ground
Let no slothful man be found wasting what is given.

Hands to work and hearts to be oft in prayer, oh, bow the knee.
Unto such my blessings bring, as the dews of heaven.
Hands to work and hearts to be oft in prayer, oh, bow the knee.
Unto such my blessings bring, as the dews of heaven.




Source: Track 19 on CD: Verdant Groves
DEBRA SPENCER, SHELLEY PHILLIPS, LARS JOHANNESSON: Verdant Groves - hear and buy it at CD BABY.

© 1998 Community Music School

Shaker music sung with flute and Celtic harp: recorded live at four New England Shaker Villages.

All proceeds benefit the Community Music School of Santa Cruz. Recorded live at the Shaker village historic meeting houses.

The school received a grant to do this recording. Here are Debra's impressions of the trip back East:


Shaker Tour, Summer 97, by Debra Spencer
    In 1997 the Community Music School of Santa Cruz, CA received a grant to make an album of Shaker songs to benefit the Shaker village museums in New England as well as the music school. The album was recorded live in the Shaker villages in New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.


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Subject: RE: Origins: This Is Holy Ground
From: Goose Gander
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 02:06 AM

An Australian band called the Scientists did a cover (or an inspired original) of this song.

Or so I remember from years past.


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Subject: ADD: THE WINTER
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 31 Jan 10 - 02:10 AM

And finally, a spiritual from a classic (print) collection. Dots can be viewed at the source.

Page 78
101. THE WINTER.
      
    [O de vinter, O de vinter, O de vinter'll soon be ober,* chilen,
    De vinter, O de vinter, O de vinter'll soon be ober, chilen,
    De vinter, O de vinter, O de vinter'll soon be ober, chilen,
    Yes, my Lord!

    1. 'Tis Paul and Silas bound in chains, chains,
    And one did weep, + and de oder one did pray,]

    2 You bend your knees^ on holy ground, ground,
    And ask de Lord, Lord, for to turn you around.
    For de vinter, etc.

    3 I turn my eyes towards the sky, sky,
    And ask de Lord, Lord, for wings to fly.

    4 For you see me gwine 'long so, so
    I has my tri-trials yer below.
       * Am a-comin'.
       + Sing.
       ^ I bend my knees, etc.

SOURCE:
William Francis Allen, 1830-1889, Charles Pickard Ware, 1840-1921, and Lucy McKim Garrison, 1842-1877. Slave Songs of the United States.

   
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