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Beautiful Beyond:  Christian Songs in Native Languages CD

Beautiful Beyond: Christian Songs in Native Languages CD

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Presented by the Smithsonians 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 Hawaii 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.

1. Comanche Hymn     Members of Petarsey Church (Comanche)     2:14     
2. Comanche Hymn     Members of Petarsey Church (Comanche)     1:48     
3. Kiowa Prayer Song     Dorothy Whitehorse Delaune (Kiowa)     0:39     
4. Kiowa Hymn     Members of Cedar Creek Church (Kiowa)     2:33     
5. Kiowa Hymn by Goomdah     Members of Rainy Mountain Church (Kiowa)     2:55     
6. Cheyenne Hymn     Moses Starr, Creg Lee Hart (Southern Cheyenne)     2:43     
7. Lord Have Mercy (from Tewa Mass)     Tewa Womens Choir (San Juan Pueblo)     1:14     
8. Lord I Call     St. Hermans Seminary Octet (Yupik)     0:56     
9. Having Beheld the Resurrection     St. Hermans Seminary Octet (Yupik)     1:21     
10. Blessed Be Thy Name     St. Hermans Seminary Octet (Yupik)     0:47     
11. Ke Aloha O Ka Haku: Liliuokalanis Prayer     Nalani Olds (Native Hawaiian)     1:56     
12. Hoonani     Nalani Olds and Mauliola Aspelund (Native Hawaiian)     0:50     
13. Silent Night     Kykotsmovi Hopi Mennonite Church Choir     2:15     
14. On the Beautiful Beyond     Oneida Hymn Singers     3:09     
15. In the Sweet By and By     Ojibwe Hymn Singers     2:04     
16. Rock of Ages     Maisie Shenandoah, Liz Robert, Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida)     3:12     
17. Twill Be Glory By and By     The Martin Sisters (Mohawk/Six Nations Reserve)     3:00     
18. Ise Iesos Sewenniio (Wedding Prayer Hymn)     Kathleen Thompson (Mohawk/Akwesasne Reserve)     2:45     
19. Takwaienha (The Lords Prayer)     Akwesasne Mohawk Singers     2:49     
20. Wonderful Place     Cherokee Choir     1:41     
21. Orphan Child     Cherokee Choir and Cherokee National Youth Choir     2:36     
22. That Heavenly Home     The Kingfisher Trio (Cherokee)     2:26     
23. Believing and Praying     Margaret Mauldin (Creek)     2:40     
24. Sinners Can You Hate the Savior?     Choctaw Community Singers     2:39     
25. Jesus Made the Road     Betty Mae Jumper (Seminole)     1:15     
26. At the Cross     Nancy and Mark Brown (Eastern Band Cherokee)     1:32     
27. Guide Me, Jehovah     Walker Calhoun (Eastern Band Cherokee)     2:34     
28. Heavenly Home     The Long Family (Eastern Band Cherokee)     2:51     
29. On the Jericho Road     Saved by Grace Choir (Navajo)     3:30     
30. Amazing Grace     Saved by Grace Choir (Navajo)     1:32     
31. Sweet Hour of Prayer     TeecNosPos Gospel Melody (Navajo)     3:04     
32. Jesus Loves Even Me     Steve Emery (Cheyenne River Sioux)     1:46     
33. Communion of the Saints     Cheyenne River Mountain Singers (Sioux)     2:59     

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