“John Jasper”


"John Jasper was a man, as you all do understand, And he preach-ed to de people with a vengeance... And he preache'ed to de people dat de sun do move." Concerning the power of the preaching of Jasper

Historical references

  • 1812-1901 - LIfe of John Jasper, originally a slave, who became a preacher in 1839 after a conversion experience and often preached a sermon, "De Sun Do Move"


  1. BrownIII 605, "John Jasper" (1 text plus a fragment)
  2. Roud #11915
  3. BI, Br3605


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1919 (Brown)
Keywords: religious clergy
Found in: US(SE)