Jacob’s Ladder

From Vol. 3
Gospel Goodies

SUGGESTED KEY: G

CAPO: None

CHORD FAMILY: G

TIME SIGNATURE: 3/4

SKILL LEVEL: Easy

A Little About This Song…

Jacob’s Ladder, also known as “We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”, was originally sung in the call-response fashion. It describes the dream Jacob had in Genesis 28:10-22. It’s possible that its roots are Negro Spiritual, but the song itself is untraceable.

A Related Bible Verse…

Genesis 28:10-12

And Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place and tarried there all night because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place and put them for his pillows and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.

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