I'm going to lay down my life for my Lord

If religion was a thing that money could buy

Tune: [If religion was a thing that money could buy]
Published in 4 hymnals

Full Text

Refrain:
For my Lord, for my Lord,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord, yes
For my Lord, for my Lord,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord.

1 If religion was a thing that money could buy,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord;
O the rich would live, and the poor would die,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord. [Refrain]

2 But I thank God it is not so,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord;
But the rich and poor together must go,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord. [Refrain]

3 I haven't been to Heaven, but I've a-been told,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord;
That the streets in Heaven are paved with gold,
I'm a-going to lay down my life for my Lord. [Refrain]

Folk Songs of the American Negro (No. 1), 1907

Text Information

First Line: If religion was a thing that money could buy
Title: I'm going to lay down my life for my Lord
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For my Lord, for my Lord
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