Monday, May 31, 2010

Music Monday - Down to the River to Pray


Every week, I get the privilege to share with you the music that moves me. Often the music that I choose has a story or a message that God has given me. However, this week I'm posting this song just because I like it.

I had never heard this song until I saw O Brother Where Art Thou. It was an amazing scene where the congregation go literally "down to the river" for baptism. This version is by the King Singers. I really enjoy listening to them.



As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

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.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

O brothers let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
Come on brothers let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

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.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

O mothers let's go down,
Let's go down, don't you want to go down,
Come on mothers let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

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.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

Now go and share your Music Monday with Shawntele at Saved by Grace.

4 comments:

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

What a beautiful song, thanks for sharing. I've never seen that movie, I better check it out.

Hope you're having a great day!!

Erin

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Hi Michelle that IS a good song! Happy Belated Birthday, by the way ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I wanted to let you know that there is a verse to that poem that was rewritten after 9/11 - your Dad might appreciate it ...you can find it here (hope the link works):
www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/anderson-bill/deck-of-cards-8317.html

Have a very blessed week!

Anne said...

Hi Michelle, I enjoyed listening to the song, thanks for sharing it. :)

Have a beautiful week! {{{Hugs}}}



Anne :)

kellyjo@chef.net said...

Love the song. And happy belated birthday! I hope you are still celebrating because when you are in your thirties, the party should last at least a week! I'm turning 38 in October...final laps before the big 4-0. Thinking I'd better re-invent myself now or just give up.

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