Death's Goint to Lay His Hand on Me

O sinner, sinner, you better pray

Tune: [O sinner, sinner, you better pray]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O sinner, sinner, you better pray,
Death's goin' to lay his cold icy hands on me,
Or your soul'll get lost at the judgment day,
Death's goin' to lay his cold icy hands on me.

Refrain:
Crying, "O Lord!" crying, "O my Lord!"
Crying, "O Lord!"
Death's goin to lay his cold icy hands on me.

2 And if you get there before I do,
Death's goin' to lay his cold icy hands on me.
Tell all my friends I'm a coming too;
Death's goin' to lay his cold icy hands on me. [Refrain]

3 Some people think I have no grace,
Death's goin' to lay his cold icy hands on me.
But I'll see Jesus face to face,
Death's goin' to lay his cold icy hands on me. [Refrain]

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1), 1907

Text Information

First Line: O sinner, sinner, you better pray
Title: Death's Goint to Lay His Hand on Me
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Crying, "O Lord!" crying, "O my Lord!"

Timeline

Instances

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Text

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1) #8

Gospel Jubilee and Soul Melodies #d45

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d91

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