Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel Lyrics
The words and lyrics of this
African American Spiritual begin with "Didnít
my Lord deliver Daniel" as the first
line of the song. The words, tune and lyrics of the "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel"
song were passed on verbally and the names of the
author and composer are therefore unknown.
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel Song Meaning and History
The history of the "Didn't
My Lord Deliver Daniel" song lyrics date back to the
Slave Plantations between the 1600's to 1800's.
Meaning: The song was sung by slaves as a reference to to the
Biblical stories of Daniel in the Lionís Den, Jonah
being saved from a belly of a whale and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego being saved from the fiery
furnace. The lyrics relating to the land of Canaan,
the promised land "flowing with milk and honey",
reflected the slave's yearning for their deliverance
from slavery and freedom. We have placed
"Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel" in the category of African American Spirituals, aka Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs.
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel Song
Title: Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel *** Name
of Composer: Unknown *** Name
Author / Writer of Lyrics:
Unknown *** Category: Slave
Songs aka African American Spirituals or Negro