God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse - Go Down Death—A Funeral Sermon Summary & Analysis

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Go Down Death—A Funeral Sermon Summary

This sermon opens with the comforting idea that the deceased is not dead, but only gone home to Jesus. In the second stanza, the preacher goes back in time to describe that on the day before yesterday God looked down on Sister Caroline and saw her pain. God pitied the woman in her pain and asked Death to be called to Him. In stanza four Death responds to God's call. In stanza five God commands Death to bring Sister Caroline to Him.

In stanzas six, seven and eight the preacher describes the action of Death going down to Georgia and finding Sister Caroline. He describes how Caroline recognizes Death, even though no one else in the room sees Death coming. Death takes Caroline up to God in heaven. In stanza nine...

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