Hymn sung by abolitionist Quakers since slavery days. Lowry was a Baptist minister from Pennsylvania who first published it in Bright Jewels For The Sunday School (1869). The song was in Doris Plenn's family for generations.
Pete Seeger [with Arlo Guthrie; gave its title to his biography]
Enya [sued for copyright infringement; she assumed the song was traditional while one of the verses was added by Doris Plenn]
Eva Cassidy [posthumous]