It has become a standard in many Protestant hymnals, though it says nothing about Jesus or the gospel, and covered by many artists.
Some scholars, such as Forrest Mason Mc Cann, have asserted the possibility of an earlier stage of evolution of the song, in that "the tune may go back to English folk origins" (later dying out in the white repertoire but staying alive in the work songs of African Americans).
The concept of nostalgia is linked to retro, but the bittersweet desire for things, persons and situations of the past has an ironic stance in retro style.
Most commonly retro is used to describe objects and attitudes from the recent past that no longer seem modern.This is also known as OS (Old Style) and NS (New Style).The Calendar Act 1752 brought about further changes.It was first heard sung by African-Americans and written down by Tillman when he attended a camp meeting in Lexington, South Carolina in 1889. Late-night snacks can feel as tired as the wedding guests who devour them.