Listen to the Lambs

Come on, sister, with your ups and downs

Tune: [Come on sister with your ups and downs]
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

Refrain:
Listen to the lambs; all a-crying
Listen to the lambs; all a-crying
Listen to the lambs crying', all a-crying.
I want to go to Heaven when I die.
O listen to the lambs; all a-crying
Listen to the lambs; all a-crying
Listen to the lambs crying, all a-crying.
I want to go to Heaven when I die.

1 Come on sister with your ups and downs,
Want to go to Heaven when I die.
Angels waiting for to give you a crown,
Want to go to Heaven when I die. O [Refrain]

2 Come on sister, and a-don't be shame,
Want to go to Heaven when I die.
Angels waiting for to write your name,
Want to go to Heaven when I die. O [Refrain]

3 Mind out brother how you walk the cross,
Want to go to Heaven when I die.
Foot might slip and your soul get lost,
Want to go to Heaven when I die. O [Refrain]

Source: National Jubilee Melodies #145

Text Information

First Line: Come on, sister, with your ups and downs
Title: Listen to the Lambs
Source: Spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Listen to the lambs
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
Text

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1) #21

Jubilee Spirituals #32

TextPage Scan

National Jubilee Melodies #145

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d17

The Awakening Trumpet #d17

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