Down by the Riverside

Representative Text

1 Goin' to lay down my burden,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside;
Goin' to lay down my burden,
Down by the riverside,
to study war no more.

Refrain:
I ain’t goin’ to study war no more,
ain’t goin’ to study war no more,
ain’t goin’ to study war no more.
I ain’t goin’ to study war no more,
ain’t goin’ to study war no more,
ain’t goin’ to study war no more.

2 Goin’ to lay down my sword and shield,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside,
Goin’ to lay down my sword and shield,
Down by the riverside,
to study war no more. [Refrain]

3 Goin’ to try on my long white robe,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside,
Goin’ to try on my long white robe,
Down by the riverside,
to study war no more. [Refrain]

4 Goin’ to try on my starry crown,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside,
Goin’ to try on my starry crown,
Down by the riverside,
to study war no more. [Refrain]

Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #295

Text Information

First Line: Goin' to lay down my burden
Title: Down by the Riverside
Source: African American spiritual
Refrain First Line: Ain't goin' to study war no more
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #10184
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Chalice Hymnal #673

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #210

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The Cyber Hymnal #10184

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Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #295

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