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By and by

I know my robe's going to fit me well

Tune: [I know my robe's goin' to fit me well]
Published in 3 hymnals

Full Text

Refrain:
O by and by, by and by,
I'm goin' to lay down my heavy load.
O by and by, by and by,
I'm goin' to lay down my heavy load.

1 I know my robe's goin' to fit me well,
I'm goin' to lay down my heavy load'
I tried it on at the gates of Hell,
I'm goin' to lay down my heavy load. [Refrain]

2 Hell is a deep and dark despair,
I'm goin' to lay down my heavy load;
Stop, poor sinner, don't go there,
I'm goin' to lay down my heavy load. [Refrain]

3 When I get to Heaven, goin' to sing and shout,
I'm goin' to lay down my heavy load;
There's nobody there to turn me out,
I'm goin' to lay down my heavy load. [Refrain]

4 O, Christians, can't you rise and tell,
I'm goin' to lay down my heavy load;
That Jesus hath done all things well?
I'm goin' to lay down my heavy load. [Refrain]

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1), 1907

Text Information

First Line: I know my robe's going to fit me well
Title: By and by
Place of Origin: u
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O by and by, by and by

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