click picture to hear HOWARD ANDERSON Jr song titled “LIGHT OF THE WORLD”

Once again; as if slavery times have never changed, the African-American is back inside one ship of State, which began as a nightmare called the Middle Passage to slavery.

The Middle Passage  years total more than 400; from the 15th century into the 19th century, with slave ship destinations going to South America, The Caribbean islands and in North America. African men and women; who sang in different Homelands in Africa, now would sing as one tribe within one ship called The United States Of America.

Although this time, the walk around the wilderness of Space, we see believers in the Trinity of GOD the Father, JESUS the Son and Holy Spirit of JESUS not just talking of the ancestors and traditions, we teach the new generations, who must learn the traditions of the past, “We Shall Overcome”.   The civil rights anthem will forever be the song everyone sang together, titled We Shall Overcome  .

Isabella Baumfree a.k.a Sojouner Truth, click picture for 16th USA President Abraham Lincoln

I relate songs sung in bondage to Sojourner Truth , who had an evangelical nature born in the Truth, Spirit and Light of the LORD. These songs and chants are known as Negro spirituals, and just like the drums were important in Africa, so are these songs the backbone of praise and communication in a new world.

Chants are short call out and answer songs, mostly a capella for example, one would sing “Do You Have Good Religion” and the crowd or congregation would sing back “Certainly Lord” in repeat fashion. GOD is our relief, we sing His Praises handed down to our parents; I refer to as the Giants, by the early ancestors, these songs (hymns) are sung during today’s church worship services of every denomination.

The new generation of Black African culture comes to church suffering from racial inequality in the United States and the Elders will rightly lean on the tradition of singing hymns (Negro Spirituals) to bridge the generation gap to the youth

Click the picture to listen to Howard Anderson Jr. sing “Didn’t He

Howard Anderson Jr. Hard Praise productions 

Lyric’s for “Didn’t He”

Gospel Singer and Songwriter Howard Is Author Of Hard Praise
Didn’t he love you, Didn’t he love U
Didn’t he love you, Didn’t he love U
repeat 4x
I Thought I wasn’t Having Fun
Cause It Seemed That The World Was So Much Fun
Looking At The Church Like Can’t Repeat It
Cause I Thought I Wanted The World Achievement
Digging Trying To Find Some Dirt
But The Lord Has Already Took The Earth
My Flesh Wants Me to Be Conceded
But God won’t Let Me Forget Who Freed It
Didn’t He Didn’t He Didn’t He Save U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Love U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Heal U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Die For U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Forgive U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Fill U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Renew U
Didn’t He
I Must Admit It Looks Real Nice
But The Deadly Cost OF The World Ain’t Nice
Didn’t God Save You! click the picture to tweet
Can’t Believe I Almost Cheated
On My God That Makes Me So Completed
When I Think About The Things He’s Done
Dump Joy in me overtakes and run
Can’t Stop Dancing On Why He Did It
Got The Rhythm In My Feet On How He Did It
Didn’t He Didn’t He Didn’t He Save U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Love U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Heal U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Die For U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Forgive U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Fill U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Renew U
Didn’t He
He Still Love You
He Renewed Me
Even When You Turn Away
Even When You Turn Away
Even When You Turn Away

The Lord knows His Praises, new generations are coming back to the church hearing and listening to expanded categories of Gospel music, which are not traditional, let’s embrace righteous praise and keep Gospel music as a bridge over soul sickness, from the sea of troubled waters called the Middle Passage. Creativity is a GOD given talent so each one reach one and teach the willing that the sounds of Gospel music can be flexible, with lyric’s that are from the teaching of JESUS.


  1. Waxing poetic about slavery and its effects on the new millennium is at best a struggle in self un-disciplines. Survival skills and techniques are buried deep within the bone marrow of the Psyche and mind’s movement through the day. Likened to a deep undercover operative now infiltrated within the suspects company, care or country. I would not even write it down but to come out of self imposed dimness one can see when the light of the Lord does shine through an oppressed being.

    Then you hear the echoes of the past, and ancestors awake to tell you of their journey to get you from nowhere to now here, Sesame street or electric company or some other stimulation of brain cells, hear my story before you tun off, before you drudge back into drudgery, before you lose Faith.

    Sojourn, hear the open praises that emanate from this young man of which, I have connected to Africa drums, American slavery and Black Gospel music of yesterday and today. Howard Anderson Jr is the Author of Hard Praise, Listen to his Gospel music ministry through his songs and song writing. Free your mind, to the Light of the World.

    In my Director’s cut – Praises he wrote in multi-dimension mentions…


  2. Reblogged this on John Gary:MyCyber Talk and commented:

    The light of the world is significant on everyday and everyday that said same light brings forth a new understanding He’s the Light of the World can be taken literally as sunlight or more better understood as Light in an otherwise dark world, remembering that darkness does not cast itself out, only light can do that. As I reblog this story let the light so shine on you,take a time out of the world, and taste and see that the light I write about and the light of which Gospel music artist Howard-HGA-Anderson Jr. sings of is the light that cast away darkness, even from the shadows of your mind, by shadows I mean things that stand in the way of your understanding of your purpose under the light of the Lord, Our Savior Jesus Christ. Trip the light fantastic, by taking time to take a trip by clicking the links within this story. Thank you Facebook for the memory setting to the light, now what you do with it is considered free will.- John G. Dewberry – Mycyber Talk


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