God Don't Never Change

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"God Don't Never Change"
Single by Blind Willie Johnson
RecordedDecember 10, 1929
GenreGospel blues
Length2:59
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Blind Willie Johnson

"God Don't Never Change" is a gospel blues song recorded by Blind Willie Johnson in 1929.[1] The song is sometimes titled "God Don't Ever Change".

Lyrics[edit]

The verses include allusions to:

  • Psalm 114:4 "The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs".
  • Amen Corner, that part of a church where the most vocally devout worshipers congregate, as in the poem "Trouble in the Amen Corner".
  • The influenza pandemic of 1918–20. The topicality of that event suggests that Johnson wrote at least that verse. Unless and until an earlier version can be found, he can be credited with both the tune and the words.

Other recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charters, Samuel (1993). The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (CD booklet). Blind Willie Johnson. New York City: Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings. C2K 52835.
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