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 4 hymnals

Representative Text

Refrain:
O bye and bye, bye and bye,
I’m gonna lay down my heavy load.

1 I know my robe’s gonna fit me well,
I’m gonna lay down my heavy load.
I tried it on at the gates of hell.
I’m gonna lay down my heavy load. [Refrain]

2 O hell is deep and in dark despair,
I’m gonna lay down my heavy load.
So stop, po’ sinner and don’t go there.
I’m gonna lay down my heavy load. [Refrain]

3 O Christian, can’t you arise and tell,
I’m gonna lay down my heavy load.
That Jesus hath done all things well.
I’m gonna lay down my heavy load. [Refrain]

Source: Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #3

Text Information

First Line: I know my robe's going to fit me well
Title: By and by
Source: Traditional
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O by and by, by and by
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Text

Lift Every Voice and Sing II #3

Text

Songs of Zion #164

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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