Give Me That Old Time Religion

Something for the weekend.  Give Me That Old Time Religion.  The origins of this hymn are unknown.  Probably a black spiritual, its roots may go back to English folk songs.  It was popularized in 1873 by Charles Tillman and has remained a popular hymn among Protestants ever since.  The scene above from Sergeant York (1941) conveys the raw power of the hymn.  The National University of Taiwan chorus gives a stirring rendition:

 

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