Down To The River To Pray – Trinity College Chorale (2010)

Trinity College an all boys school in Perth, Western Australia performing an arrangement on Down To The River To Pray by P Lawson (King Singers) at Presentation Night. Conducted by Doctor Robert Braham.

This is a slightly unusual rendition of the Negro Spiritual – not an arrangement I’d heard before but it captured my full attention and admiration immediately. I’ve added the lyrics below the video. Enjoy :-).

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Video Source: Down To The River To Pray – Trinity College Chorale (2010) – YouTube. Uploaded on Nov 13, 2010 by egn93’s channel.

Lyrics: Down To The River To Pray

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the starry crown?
Good Lord show me the way!
As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the robe and 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
O mothers let’s go down
Come on down, don’t you wanna 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 ol’ way
And who shall wear the robe & crown?
Good Lord show me the way
As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the starry 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
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 ol’ way
And who shall wear the starry crown?
Good Lord show me the way
As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good ol’ way
And who shall wear the robe and 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
 

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