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I Went Down in the Valley

Representative Text

Refrain:
As I went down in the valley to pray,
studying about that good old way,
and who shall wear the starry crown,
Good Lord, show me the way!

1 O sisters, let's go down, let's go down, come on down.
O sisters let's go down, down in the river to pray. [Refrain]

2 O brothers, let's go down, let's go down, come on down.
O brothers let's go down, down in the river to pray. [Refrain]

3 O fathers, let's go down, let's go down, come on down.
O fathers let's go down, down in the river to pray. [Refrain]

4 O mothers, let's go down, let's go down, come on down.
O mothers let's go down, down in the river to pray. [Refrain]

5 O sinners, let's go down, let's go down, come on down.
O sinners let's go down, down in the river to pray. [Refrain]

Source: Sing a New Creation: a supplement to Common Praise (1998) #28

Text Information

First Line: O brothers lets go down, let's go down, let's go down
Title: I Went Down in the Valley
Meter: Irregular
Source: Spiritual; American trad.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: As I went down in the valley to pray
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

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Text

Sing a New Creation #28

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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