We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

This is an online fiddle lesson for the gospel song "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder."

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Genre: Gospel, Children
Skill Level: Beginner
Key of A

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Video #1: Here is a video of my daughter and me playing the gospel song "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder."

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

Online Fiddle Lesson

"We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" (also known as Jacob's Ladder) is an African American slave spiritual based in part on the Biblical story of Jacob's Ladder. It was developed some time before 1825, and became one of the first slave spirituals to be widely sung by white Christians. A number of artists have recorded notable versions of it, and it was used as one of the main themes in the critically praised documentary The Civil War.

source: wikipedia

We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder

We are climbing Jacob’s ladder,
We are climbing Jacob’s ladder,
We are climbing Jacob’s ladder,
Soldiers of the cross.
Every round goes higher, higher,
Every round goes higher, higher,
Every round goes higher, higher,
Soldiers of the cross.

Sinner, do you love my Jesus?
Sinner, do you love my Jesus?
Sinner, do you love my Jesus?
Soldiers of the cross.

If you love Him, why not serve Him?
If you love Him, why not serve Him?
If you love Him, why not serve Him?
Soldiers of the cross.
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    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    This week at Fiddle Camp, the beginner class is learning “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder.”  I had a bit of help from my youngest daughter Morgen who is super excited to be learning fiddle with all her friends this summer.

    We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

    #50194
    Nancy Parker
    Nancy Parker
    Participant

    That was so precious !  I never heard that song before.  I will never forget it after hearing you and Morgan play it.  Thanks for sharing!   – nancy

    #50198

    Angela
    Participant

    That made my day!  Awesome. Thanks John

    #50199
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Well that was about the cutest lesson you’ve made so far!  Very sweet!  She’s on her way, getting a great start.  I’ve always liked that little song…guess I oughta learn it from you two now! Made my day!  That was wonderful!

    #50202

    Robin123
    Participant

    That made my hard day so much better too! Good job Morgan, you’re adorable. Thanks for posting:o)

    #50283

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thanks! Her fiddle class is learning that one, and she begged to be in the video. 🙂

    #50305
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    She’s so cute!

    #50310

    Kaeleigh
    Participant

    Mr. Cockman, she’s such a doll! She reminds me of my little niece, who loves music and singing.

    #50312
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
    Participant

    The expressions on that sweetie’s face are some of the most heart warming I’ve seen in some time.  Reminds me A LOT of what I’ve seen on my three daughters and three granddaughters as they’ve performed for us over the years..    Enjoy the song too and will make a copy of it for practice.

    #50314

    fiddlinhiker
    Participant

    So sweet … loved watching Morgen … she is soooooo precious!!

    #50318

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thanks! Having her in the video is definitely helping to motivate all my little beginner fiddlers. She’s not playing it up to speed yet, but least we’re having fun!

    #50340

    kjdebolt
    Participant

    Having fun is what music is all about. I am trying to pick up where my mother left off – being the family music maker!  Your lessons have helped but I have so far to go.  Your daughter is adorable – especially when she asked if you had fun!  Wish I trusted myself to make a video 🙁

     

    #50415

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Go for it!

    #50464
    nagumaq
    nagumaq
    Participant

    Yayyyyyy ! Two thumbs up for Morgan ! A grimp l’échelle à son père 😊😀

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