God, our strong deliverer: We bless thy Name for the grace given to Harry Thacker Burleigh, who didst lift up in song the struggles of thy people. Let that Spirit of love which spurred him draw us and thy whole Church to raise our distinct voices into one great harmony of praise; through the same Jesus Christ, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Wednesday we remember Harry Thacker Burleigh, Composer, 1949. Burleigh, an American singer, composer, and arranger, did more than anyone else up to his time to make available the riches of the American Negro spiritual to vast audiences. pic.twitter.com/UqhWQbWrkN
— Louisville Cathedral (@ChristChurchLou) September 10, 2019