I'm Going to Lay Down My Heavy Load

The river of Jordan ain't got no bounds

Tune: [The river of Jordan aint got no bounds]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Chorus:
O by and by, by and by
I'm going to lay down my heavy load.

1 The river of Jordan aint got no bounds
I'm going to lay down my heavy load;
If you aint got Jesus you'll surely drown,
I'm going to lay down my heavy load. [Chorus]

2 Poor sinner man, aint you ashamed,
I'm going to lay down my heavy load,
To trample down your Saviour's name,
I'm going to lay down my heavy load. [Chorus]

3 Some of these mornings bright and fair,
I'm going to lay down my heavy load;
I'm goin' t'put on my wings and try the air,
I'm going to lay down my heavy load. [Chorus]

4 Some of these mornings, 'twont be long,
I'm going to lay down my heavy load;
You'll look for me and I'll be gone,
I'm going to lay down my heavy load. [Chorus]

Source: National Jubilee Melodies #41

Text Information

First Line: The river of Jordan ain't got no bounds
Title: I'm Going to Lay Down My Heavy Load
Source: Spiritual; Collected by K. D. Reddick
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O by and by, by and by
Copyright: Public Domain

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National Jubilee Melodies #41

Plantation Melodies and Spiritual Songs. 3d ed. #d120

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