Down to the River to Pray

Representative Text

Refrain:
As I went down to the river to pray,
studyin’ about that good old way,
and who shall wear the starry crown,
good Lord, show me the way.

1 Oh, sisters, let’s go down,
let’s go down, come on down.
Oh, sisters, let’s go down,
down to the river to pray. [Refrain]

2 Oh, brothers…
3 Oh, children…
4 Oh, sinners…

Source: Voices Together #453

Text Information

First Line: As I went down to the river to pray
Title: Down to the River to Pray
Source: American Folk Song
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Voices Together #453

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