Out in the Fields With God

"Out in the Fields With God" is a traditional African American Spiritual set for medium voice and piano by William Dawson ca. 1929.

Date: 1929Composer: William Levi DawsonText: Spiritual

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    The little cares that fretted me,
    I lost them yesterday
    Among the fields above the sea,
    Among the winds that play,
    Among the lowing of the herd,
    The rustling of the trees,
    Among the singing of the birds,
    The humming of the bees.

    The foolish fears of what might pass
    I cast them all away
    Among the clover-scented grass,
    Among the new-mown hay,
    Among the hushing of the corn,
    Where drowsy poppies nod,
    Where ill thoughts die and good are born —
    Out in the fields with God.

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