Choir goes “Down In The River To Pray”

This Sunday marks the end of a long Thanksgiving Weekend.  Sometimes it’s hard to be thankful.  Sometimes thankfulness just washes over you.  We’ve felt both recently.  The choir will perform a traditional southern gospel song titled “Down in the River to Pray”.  The origin of this song is unknown, but tradition suggests it was sung first by African-American slaves.  It is also known as “Down to the River to Pray”, but maybe these folks were Baptists.  And you know, Baptists immerse!

Some of the words are:

As I went down in the river to pray,
Studyin’ about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the robe and crown;
Good Lord, show me the way.
Oh, sinners, let’s go down, let’s go down, come on down.
Oh, sinners, let’s go down, down in the river to pray.

Comments are disabled