New Order Amish Youth Group Singing (4 Songs)

This is a third Amish singing clip recorded by Phil Sarlo, following three Amish teens singing “The Whippoorwill Song” and Amish schoolchildren singing “The Ninety-Nine”.

We have a much larger collection of singers this time – a New Order Amish youth group in the Walnut Creek area of Ohio.

There are four songs in this clip, with some really beautiful harmonizing. These are the songs:

1. O Happy Day
2. Just A Little Talk With Jesus
3. Meet You In The Morning
4. Unidentified (“Roses Never Die”)

As you notice these are all English-language songs. I don’t know the custom in this particular group, but youth often sing a mix of both English and German songs. On the other hand, at a Lancaster Amish youth singing I attended, all songs were in German.

While Amish in church primarily sing from the Ausbund hymnal, this shows you the mix of sources Amish singers draw upon in other settings.

Page scan from Old Fashioned Gospel Songs No. 1

“O Happy Day” is attributed to Philip Doddridge, an English Nonconformist minister and hymnwriter living in the 1700s. “Just A Little Talk With Jesus” was written by Black Baptist pastor Cleavant Derricks in 1937. Prolific Southern Gospel composer Albert E. Brumley penned “Meet You In The Morning,” also in the 1930s.

The final song I was not able to identify online, but I called it “Roses Never Die” for the purposes of this list.

I’m curious is someone out there recognizes it. Here are some of the lyrics, as I was able to make them out:

Where there never is a sigh
Children never cry
Roses never die
Nothing goes wrong

We will sing forever there where everything is right…

The clip is nearly 11 minutes long. It makes some excellent background music to leave on as you do some chores or whatever hunkered down at home. I hope you find it as uplifting as I did.

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    18 Comments

    1. Omar Ramzy Kassem

      Thank you

      Thank you for posting this. I enjoyed listening to it.

    2. maryann sullivan

      Amish Youth Group

      Jesus has blessed you all with ability to sing beautiful christian songs, never heard any better! “I just love Jesus, don’t you”. Thank you so very much for sharing your “God given talent”.

    3. Cheryl

      Last Song

      I believe the last song is “ I’ll Meet You In the Morning” written by Alfred Brumley

      I know it from the Gaither vocal band. I grew up in a Baptist church and once a month the youth group had a singing. We sang all of these songs just like these young people are doing. Brought back wonderful memories.

      1. Glad you liked it Cheryl.

        You mean the second-to-last song right? 🙂

        I’m still curious about the very last song. I really like that one.

    4. Jim Hey

      Solsiers of the Cross

      My Amish friends live in Mt. Hope. We have been friends for over 20 years. They have sort of adopted my wife and I. We have attended many weddings and one funeral. They are such a blessing in our lives and have brought us closer to Him in whom we trust.

      Thanks for this wonder singing.

      We loved it !!!

      J & M

      1. Jim Hey

        Soldiers Of The Cross

        In Comment Title it should read:-

        SOLDIERS OF THE CROSS

    5. Stephanie Berkey

      This is very beautiful and comforting! Thanks for posting it 😀

        1. Ray Turner

          Song Identification

          Has anyone been able to identify the fourth song sung by the New Amish Youth Group from the Walnut Creek area of Ohio? It was posted March 30, 2020.

          Included words:”where there’s never a sigh”; “children never die”; roses never die”; “we will sing forever where everything is right”.

          1. Travis Weaver

            Song Idenification

            The above song in question is named: Somewhere in the Skies.

            This is a little clearer version of it:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI3FnuSA1Bg

            Lyrics are as follows:
            Somewhere in the skies
            There is a land of song
            Where there is never any dying
            Somewhere the air is free and fair
            We’ll live forever.

            Somewhere in the skies
            There is a happy paradise,
            Never is a sigh
            Children never die
            Roses never die
            Nothing goes wrong
            We will sing forever there
            Everything is bright and fair
            And we will feel so glad and free
            We’ll breathe celestial air
            And live forever there.
            Heaven

    6. Jerry McLean

      Something's wrong

      I don’t know what’s going on. Looks like several people were able to listen to the Youth Group Singing video but I’ve not been able to find a way of opening it. when I open your email there is nothing to click on that will take me to the video. Any ideas?
      Thanks

      1. Jerry it might be the browser you are using. You might want to try refreshing the page, updating your browser or trying a different browser if you can’t view images/video clips on this site. I’ve heard that from time to time from others and that can be the issue.

        Here is the direct link to the singing on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiXtuyeEyKA

    7. Jerry McLean

      Thanks Erik,
      That was kinda my thoughts after seeing how many others had watched it. I use Firefox for my browser and have never had any problems viewing your videos before but it has been known to do some crazy things. All that being said, I’ll go directly to Youtube and watch it and thank you so much for such a wonderful site. I enjoy it and look forward to each new post that you do.

      1. Glad to hear it Jerry, and thank you, that’s another nice drop of motivation to keep putting them out. Sometimes if you just refresh the page it works too – I’ve noticed occasionally that all elements like images don’t load on the first try – could have something to do with internet speed at the moment you open the page, etc. Maybe that’s what happened this time if you normally can view the videos. Anyway I’m glad you could view it, great singing by this group.

    8. Ray Turner

      Song Identification?

      I would like to know the song name and source for the last song too. Have you been able to identify it? Would you know of someone we could reach out to for help? Thanks for sharing.

    9. Amish Youth singing

      The New Order Amish sing a lot more English songs than the Old Order, and their singing is typically a lot more beautiful with 4 part harmony.