This version of the great spiritual is rich in text painting and digs deeply into the emotions portrayed in the words. The arrangement begins effectively with the sound of the hammer in the low piano part. Moving from E-flat to E-flat minor for the second verse adds a brooding timbre. Subsequent verses build in intensity with an independent piano part, then the arrangement ends subdued with echoes of the hammer. A haunting choice for Good Friday and the Lenten season.