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  1. Down To the River

From the recording Down To the River

Lyrics

Down To the River
traditional / arr: TJH
 
I went down to the river to pray,
studying about the good old ways, 
and who shall wear the robe and crown? 
Dear Lord, show me the way.
Oh, brothers, let's go down, let’s go down, come on down;
oh, brothers, lets go down,
down to the river to pray.
 
I went down to the river to pray,
studying about the good old ways, 
and who shall wear the star and crown? 
Dear Lord, show me the way.
Oh, sisters, let's go down, let’s go down, come on down;
oh, sisters, lets go down,
down to the river to pray.
 
I went down to the river to pray,
studying about the good old ways,
and who shall wear the thorny crown?
Dear Lord, show me the way.
All God’s sinners, let's go down, let’s go down, come on down;
all God’s sinners, lets go down,
down to the river to pray.
 
I went down to the river to pray,
studying about the good old ways,
and who shall wear the starry crown?
Dear Lord, show me the way.
All God’s children, let's go down, let’s go down, come on down;
all God’s children, lets go down,
down to the river to pray.
 
SOLO
 
I went down to the river to pray,
studying about the good old ways,
and who shall wear the rosy crown?
Dear Lord, show me the way.
All God’s creatures, let's go down, let’s go down, come on down;
all God’s creatures, lets go down,
down to the river to pray.