With all that I am, May God keep you in his warm and comforting embrace, You are in my heart, I Eighteen years ago, I wrote an article for a magazine that got me called in for a taped interview with a Fox TV morning news anchor.
Being an effective communicator and a skillful public speaker was a dream of mine at the time.
“Blessings,” and all its variations seem to be the most popular substitutes for “Yours Truly.” Here are all of your favorites.
Blessings, Blessings always, Blessed be, Brightest blessings, Many blessings, Stay blessed, Grace and blessings on your path, Namaste, Radiant Silence, Love and light, Love and blessings, Wishing you love, light, and blessings always, Deep bows, Gassho (Peace and all good things to you, May this day offer you just what you need in each unfolding moment, God is with you! Now strike your note." From "Station Island," by Seamus Heaney ...
The songs were passed on orally, though many were eventually written down in folk hymnbooks using special shape-note notation.
Musically, it is believed that a complex intermingling of African and white folk-music elements occurred and that complementary traits of African music and white U. Most authorities see clear African influence in vocal style and in the complex polyrhythmic clapped accompaniments.
White spirituals include both revival and camp-meeting songs and a smaller number of other hymns.
They derived variously, notably from the “lining out” of psalms, dating from at least the mid-17th century.
They survive in oral tradition in isolated areas and also among users of the shape-note hymnals (black spirituals developed mostly from white rural folk hymnody.
(Blacks and whites attended the same camp meetings, for instance, and black performance style possibly counterinfluenced the revival songs.) Many black spirituals thus exist in the white folk music tradition also, and many others have melody analogues in secular white American and British folk music.