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Michael, Row the Boat Ashore

This one is a very old spiritual. I hope you enjoy Pete Seeger's performance in the video below.
I most often use it as a simple call-and-response song, where the response is simply "Hallelujah!"



Lyrics pulled mostly from Pete Seeger's version

Chorus:
Michael, row the boat ashore
Hallelujah!
Michael, row the boat ashore
Hallelujah!

Then you'll hear the trumpet sound
Hallelujah!
Trumpet sound the world around
Hallelujah!

(Chorus)

Trumpet sound the jubilee
Hallelujah!
Trumpet sound for you and me
Hallelujah!

(Chorus)

Jonah's river is deep and wide
Hallelujah!
Keeps my mother on the other side
Hallelujah!

(Chorus)

Sister, help to trim the sail
Hallelujah!
Sister, help to trim the sail
Hallelujah!

(Chorus)

Jonah's river is chilly and cold
Hallelujah!
Chills the body but not the soul
Hallelujah!

(Chorus)


One more time, let the walls resound
Hallelujah!
One more time, the whole world 'round
Hallelujah!

(Chorus)