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I'm Working On The Building

If I was a sinner, I'll tell you what I would do

Tune: [If I was a sinner]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Chorus:
I'm working on the building for my Lord,
I'm working on the building for my Lord,
I'm working on the building for my Lord,
I'm working on the building, too.

1 If I was a sinner,
I'll tell you what I would do,
I'd lay aside my sinful ways,
And work on the building, too. [Chorus]

2 If I was a gambler,
I'll tell you what I would do,
I'd lay aside my gambling ways,
And work on the building, too. [Chorus]

3 If I was a liar,
I'll tell you what I would do,
I'd lay aside my lying ways,
And work on the building, too. [Chorus]



Source: National Jubilee Melodies #110

Text Information

First Line: If I was a sinner, I'll tell you what I would do
Title: I'm Working On The Building
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'm working on the building for my Lord
Copyright: Public Domain

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National Jubilee Melodies #110

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d46

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