Inspired by the story of Jesus rising from the dead, Abide With Me was written by Henry Francis Lyte as he lay dying of tuberculosis. It has been recorded by a wide variety of artists. This episode features stunning performances by the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, the Priests, and the community of All Saints' Church in Brixham UK, the birthplace of the hymn.
God's Greatest Hits is a Canadian documentary series that explores the history of some of the best-known spirituals in the world. From Christian hymns to gospel songs, each episode presents information from historical archives and features interviews with music critics, musicians and scholars.
Photo: Nathaniel Dett Chorale
God's Greatest Hits (VII/XI)