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Down in the River to Pray

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Inspire! Choral Plus Folio-Down in the River to Pray

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Inspire! Choral Plus Folio-Down in the River to Pray

  

The earliest known version of this traditional American folk hymn was published in "Slave Songs of the United States" in 1867. This new arrangement combines the folk song with another hymn, "Shall We Gather at the River," for a fresh take on two timeless hymns. There are moments for the women and men to individually shine in this easy-to-sing adaptation that also includes an optional solo violin to complement the piano accompaniment.





Vocalist, songwriter, and arranger MELODIE TUNNEY and her husband, Dick, are the recipients of a Grammy Award and ten-time Dove Award winners. Raised in a minister of music’s home in Florida and Texas, Mel’s successful music journey began by singing with the contemporary Christian group, TRUTH, where she met her husband, who was the group’s keyboard player. When Dick moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to become pianist for The Imperials, Mel soon followed and the couple wed. The ensuing recording studio season of her life brought new relationships with fellow singers Bonnie Keen and Marty McCall. The three founded the group, First Call, and enjoyed great demand as a studio group. Mel is the Worship Leader at The Church at Woodbine in Nashville. Her current season of ministry is played out in one of her favorite scriptures, Ephesians 3:20 ~ “God is able to do immeasurably more than anything we could ever ask or imagine, according to His power at work within us.” Dick and Mel are also parents to two married daughters and grandparents to five grandchildren.