I'm going to lay down my life for my Lord

If religion was a thing that money could buy

Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

Chorus:
Stay in the field,
Stay in the field,
Stay in the field,
Till the war is ended.

1 If religion was a thing that money could buy,
Till the war is ended,
The rich would live and the poor would die,
Till the war is ended. [Chorus]

2 But I thank God that is not so,
Till the war is ended,
For the rich and the poor alike must go,
Till the war is ended. [Chorus]

3 I aint been to heav'n but I've been told,
Till the war is ended,
The gates are pearl and the streets are gold,
Till the war is ended. [Chorus]

Source: National Jubilee Melodies #37

Text Information

First Line: If religion was a thing that money could buy
Title: I'm going to lay down my life for my Lord
Source: Spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For my Lord, for my Lord
Copyright: Public Domain

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Text

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1) #54

TextPage Scan

National Jubilee Melodies #37

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d47

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d48

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