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Beautiful Beyond: Christian Songs in Native Languages

Various Artists
Beautiful Beyond: Christian Songs in Native Languages

Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. This anthology of hymns and songs from Native American communities throughout the United States demonstrates how music has helped to preserve and perpetuate Native languages. Singers from the Southeast to the Plains and from the Southwest to Alaska and Hawai’i demonstrate the dynamic interplay between language and faith, and show the importance placed on the singing of these songs in keeping alive the culture embodied in their Native languages.

RELATED LESSON PLAN
"Trail of Tears: Music of the American Indian Diaspora"

RELATED VIDEOS
Performance of "Orphan Child"

Track Listing

101
Comanche Hymn Members of Petarsey Church (Comanche) 2:14
102
Comanche Hymn Members of Petarsey Church (Comanche) 1:48
103
Kiowa Prayer Song Dorothy Whitehorse DeLaune 0:39
104
Kiowa Hymn Members of Cedar Creek Church (Kiowa) 2:33
105
Kiowa Hymn by Goomdah Members of Rainy Mountain Church (Kiowa) 2:55
106
Cheyenne Hymn Moses Starr, Creg Lee Hart (Southern Cheyenne) 2:43
107
Lord Have Mercy (from Tewa Mass) Tewa Indian Women's Choir 1:14
108
Lord I Call St. Herman’s Seminary Octet (Yup’ik) 0:56
109
Having Beheld the Resurrection St. Herman’s Seminary Octet (Yup’ik) 1:21
110
Blessed Be Thy Name St. Herman’s Seminary Octet (Yup’ik) 0:47
111
Ke Aloha O Ka Haku: Lili’uokalani’s Prayer Nalani Olds (Native Hawai’ian) 1:56
112
Ho’onani Nalani Olds and Mauliola Aspelund (Native Hawai’ian) 0:50
113
Silent Night Kykotsmovi Hopi Mennonite Church Choir 2:15
114
On the Beautiful Beyond Oneida Hymn Singers 3:09
115
In the Sweet By and By Ojibwe Hymn Singers 2:04
116
Rock of Ages Maisie Shenandoah, Liz Robert, Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida) 3:12
117
Twill Be Glory By and By The Martin Sisters (Mohawk/Six Nations Reserve) 3:00
118
Ise Iesos Sewenniio (Wedding Prayer Hymn) Kathleen Thompson 2:45
119
Takwaienha (The Lord’s Prayer) Akwesasne Mohawk Singers 2:49
120
Wonderful Place Cherokee Choir 1:41
121
Orphan Child Cherokee Choir and Cherokee National Youth Choir 2:36
122
That Heavenly Home The Kingfisher Trio 2:26
123
Believing and Praying Margaret Mauldin (Creek) 2:40
124
Sinners Can You Hate the Savior? Choctaw Community Singers 2:39
125
Jesus Made the Road Betty Mae Jumper 1:15
126
At the Cross Nancy and Mark Brown (Eastern Band Cherokee) 1:32
127
Guide Me, Jehovah Walker Calhoun (Eastern Band Cherokee) 2:34
128
Heavenly Home The Long Family (Eastern Band Cherokee) 2:51
129
On the Jericho Road Saved by Grace Choir (Navajo) 3:30
130
Amazing Grace Saved by Grace Choir (Navajo) 1:32
131
Sweet Hour of Prayer TeecNosPos Gospel Melody (Navajo) 3:04
132
Jesus Loves Even Me Steve Emery (Cheyenne River Sioux) 1:46
133
Communion of the Saints Cheyenne River Mountain Singers (Sioux) 2:59

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