3164. Down to the River to Pray

1 As I went down to the river to pray,
studyin' about that good ole way
and who shall wear the starry crown,
good Lord, show me the way.
O sisters, let's go down,
let's go down, come on down,
Come on, sisters, let's go down,
down to the river to pray.

2 As I went down to the river to pray,
studyin' about that good ole way
and who shall wear the starry crown,
good Lord, show me the way.
O brothers, let's go down,
let's go down, come on down,
Come on, brothers, let's go down,
down to the river to pray.

3 As I went down to the river to pray,
studyin' about that good ole way
and who shall wear the starry crown,
good Lord, show me the way.
O fathers, let's go down,
let's go down, come on down,
Come on, fathers, let's go down,
down to the river to pray.

4 As I went down to the river to pray,
studyin' about that good ole way
and who shall wear the starry crown,
good Lord, show me the way.
O mothers, let's go down,
let's go down, come on down,
Come on, mothers, let's go down,
down to the river to pray.

5 As I went down to the river to pray,
studyin' about that good ole way
and who shall wear the starry crown,
good Lord, show me the way.
O sinners, let's go down,
let's go down, come on down,
Come on, sinners, let's go down,
down to the river to pray.

Text Information
First Line: As I went down to the river to pray
Title: Down to the River to Pray
Publication Date: 2011
Meter: Irr.
Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 10:34-38
Topic: Body of Christ; Brothers; Church (10 more...)
Source: Southern USA folk song
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DOWN TO THE RIVER
Transcriber: Jackson Henry
Meter: Irr.
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Transcription © 2001 Jackson Henry






Advertisements