People sing many versions of this song. The chorus is sometimes sung as the whole song.

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Notes

"A favorite melody among Southern Baptists while a baptism is in progress." -Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901)

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Wade in the Water

Thanks and Acknowledgements

1st published in New Jubilee Songs as Sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901).

Image: "Wade in the Water." Postcard of a river baptism in New Bern, North Carolina near the turn of the 20th century.

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