“Blessed are they who do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” -Revelation 22:14
The origins of this black spiritual are unclear, but it was popularized when Louis Armstrong recorded it in 1938. In the New Orleans tradition of a “jazz funeral” it is often used as a dirge to accompany the casket to the grave. Our month on saints would not be complete without giving it a listen. Imagine yourself entering God’s heavenly kingdom as one of company of saints! Don’t you want to be in that number?