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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"

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Performance of "Orphan Child"

Track Listing

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