Based on the title, it is easy to tell what kind of genre this song falls into. As a traditional spiritual song from Norfolk Jubilee Quartet, the song was first recorded in 1924 under its title “Crying Holy Unto The Lord.” As a gospel song, it became popular in the early years. It was recorded by the Carter Family, who was interested in digging up past old country folk songs and reviving it in the present by records in them. This song was recorded twice by the Carter family under the title, “On the Rock Where Moses Stood” in 1930 and 1935. Traveling the world in search of folk songs, the Carters investing time in collecting and learning spiritual/ gospel songs of African-American descent from Pauline Gary to Leslie Riddle. The first recorded version was by African-American groups like the Norfolk Jubilee Quartet in 1924- “Crying To The Lord.” The Birmingham Jubilee Singers recorded two songs in 1926. They are; “He Took My Sins Away” and “Crying To The Lord.” These two songs were regarded as their first record in 1926, and it sold up to 5000 copies.