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Down to the River to Pray

Scot Crandal

Down to the River to Pray, is a traditional American song often referred to as an African-American spiritual. Scot Candal’s accessible a cappella SATB arrangement is functional and delightful. Crandal suggests layering in each voice of the choir with each verse for greater impact. Appropriate for Baptism and Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults, this piece is a crowd pleaser!

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Lyrics

As I went down to 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 to the river to pray.

*brothers, fathers, mothers, sinners

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Indexes

Ritual: Baptism
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults General Use
Topical: Conversion
Discipleship
Petition / Prayer
Water