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

Refrain:
For my Lord, for my Lord,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord, yes
For my Lord, for my Lord,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord.

1 If religion was a thing that money could buy,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord;
O the rich would live, and the poor would die,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord. [Refrain]

2 But I thank God it is not so,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord;
But the rich and poor together must go,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord. [Refrain]

3 I hav'n't been to Heav'n, but I've a-been told,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord;
That the streets in Heav'n are paved with gold,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord. [Refrain]

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

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

National Jubilee Melodies #37

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

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

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