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In That Great Gettin’ Up Morning, Fare Thee Well

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I cut out and rearranged verses of this old spiritual for singing at a sunrise Easter service at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oakland, California. There is no harm in putting in the “g” in “Getting Up Morning.”

In that Great Gettin’ up Mornin’

In that great getting’ up mornin’ – fare thee well, fare thee well
In that great getting’ up mornin’ – fare thee well, fare thee well

The Lord spoke to Gabriel, fare thee well, fare thee well

Take down your silver trumpet, fare thee well, fare thee well.

Place one foot on dry land, etc.

Place the other on the sea, etc.

Blow your trumpet, Gabriel, etc.

Blow it as loud as thunder, etc.
In that great gettin up mornin – fare thee well, fare thee well
In that great gettin up mornin – fare thee well, fare thee well

Then you’ll see the coffins bustin’, fare thee well, fare thee well

See the dry bones come a-creepin’, etc.

In that great gettin up mornin – fare thee well, fare thee well

In that great gettin up mornin – fare thee well, fare thee well

Then you’ll see the sinners risin’, fare thee well, fare thee well

Then you’ll see the righteous marchin’, etc.

See them marchin’ home to heaven, etc.

Then you’ll see my Jesus comin’, etc.

In that great gettin up mornin fare thee well, fare thee well
In that great gettin up mornin fare thee well, fare thee well
In that great gettin up mornin fare thee well, fare thee well
In that great gettin up mornin fare thee well, fare thee well

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Written by peterkrey

April 2, 2010 at 6:53 pm

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