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Posted:  07 Nov 2005 21:41
Looking for the words to let's go "own to the River to Pray".
Posted:  08 Nov 2005 02:00   Last Edited By: steveliu
Here are the lyrics by Alison Kraus:

"Down To 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 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 !

You can download it on iTunes.

God bless,
Steve
Posted:  19 Nov 2005 01:56
This song rocks I am singing it in front of hundreds of people I hope they like it.
Posted:  15 May 2006 20:43
Great song we are singing it in our bible study every week
Posted:  18 May 2006 23:36
I have to sing this song in front of  alot of people with another person and I really hope we know it well enough!!I will always keep my cool in times of need and stress because I know the lord will help me throuh it!
Posted:  22 May 2006 07:31
I love this song
Posted:  06 Jul 2006 05:35
the original song actually read "As i went down in the VALLEY to pray..." it's actually quite prettier when sung this way too.
Posted:  20 Jul 2006 22:00
A beautiful , beautiful song....humanity at its very best.
Posted:  27 Jul 2006 04:48
I have to sing solo(Baratone) infront of my church, I hope i dont mess up, thank you for posting the lyrics to the song.
Posted:  28 Jul 2006 02:22
We are hosting a singing school next week at our church.  We sing a capella songs and I would love to get some sheet music for this song to teach at the singing school...Anyone that can help please e-mail me at msargent_0779@fuse.net...I really appreciate it!
Posted:  14 Aug 2006 03:54
This is a song that  my whole family loves.  My daughters are trying to learn it so they can sing itat church.  We thank GOD that he allowed such a beautiful song to be written.  Thank you so much for the lyrics.    Aleece and family
Posted:  04 Jan 2007 16:03
I'm not quite holy believer and i never went to church. But if i ever would change, this song 'll be the reason...
Posted:  23 Jan 2007 19:25
I love this song SOOOO much!! The Spirit Borne group got together a group of people to sing a capella songs and they're performing it before each show. This just happens to be one of them. It sounds so amazing!!!!! thanks for the lyrics!!
Posted:  12 Mar 2007 23:21
This song is amazing we sang it for our chours concert and it sounded beutiful i don't go to chruch anymore but we did sing it in my bible study last year and that's when i really started loveing this song thanks for the lyrics!!!
Posted:  16 Mar 2007 13:21
Someone was searching for the lyrics to THE GROUND IS LEVEL the other day.  I hope this person got them but just in case:

The Ground Is Level

1.  I stood before the cross...and a king stood by me
     And on the other side...a vagabond
     And there as we prayed....and poured our hearts out to Jesus
     He bent to hear everyone

2.  No matter who you are...whether rich or a beggar
     The call is sent to whosoever will
     Just kneel at the cross...and tell the Lord that you need Him
     Your thirsty soul He will fill

Ch:  The ground is level...at the foot of the cross
     No man stands higher than I
    I can call on Jesus' name...and a king can do the same
    The ground is level at the foot of the cross!
Posted:  04 Apr 2007 16:04
i love this song me and my friend might sing it in front of everyone on sunday.And we know this song so we r going to soo good
Posted:  18 Apr 2007 00:53
Yes... sheet music for this would be splendid.
Posted:  21 Apr 2007 20:28
I really love this song !!! It is so wonderful, it brings your spirit up.  : )
Posted:  22 May 2007 18:50
i love this song so much that i'm hoping to have it at my wedding. thank you for printing the words.
Posted:  13 Jun 2007 23:00
I think this is one of the most beautiful songs...  The first time I ever heard this song was on a cd that a friend gave to my mom.  She had it in her cd player and my daughter (age 7) turned it on and started singing it. She knew the song because she had been listening to it with my mom.  I started bawling... it was a mixture of the beautiful sound and beautiful words coming from my seven year old daughters mouth and knowing that I need God in my life.  I gave my life to God about six years ago but then my dad died of colon cancer 4 yrs ago and my heart was heavy for a long time.  Going to church slowly dwindled away to never going and eventually my life has became tough again.  I know that I need God in my life and I know that is what I should do but I just feel guilty leaving God before.  I know that God is forgiving but I want to make sure that I'm ready to not turn my back on God again.  I feel guilty even asking God for help when I need it.... although I know he is THE ANSWER.  Please pray for my family....
Posted:  20 Jun 2007 03:18
Does anyone have the sheet music to this song, to where they can send it as an attachment to me?  if so please e-mail to:
jactare@yahoo.com
Thank you
Posted:  06 Aug 2007 05:15
I'm looking for the lyrics and music for "The Ground is Level at the Foot of the Cross"  The lyrics above sound like the song I'm looking for, it was a favorite of my moms and played at her funeral.  I have a music ministry and would like to play it at the Nursing Home where I work.  Any help would be appreciated!
Blessings,
SAS
Posted:  15 Aug 2007 00:30
I love this song because it is about GOD!!!I sing a solo with my cousins
Posted:  15 Aug 2007 00:32
This is the most butiful song!!I first heard it at Fly J Ranch!!!
Posted:  04 Oct 2007 02:41
alright so this next friday we are going to sing this excellent song in front of all of out grandparents. Wish me luck!!!
Posted:  04 Oct 2007 02:46
Good luck! Let us know how it goes!

God bless,
Steve
Posted:  06 Oct 2007 18:13
Yes Having the sheet music to this beautiful song would be great in four part harmony.  I will keep checking back to see if the music is attainable.
Posted:  07 Oct 2007 01:29   Last Edited By: steveliu
For everyone looking for the sheet music to "Down to the River to Pray", you're in luck: Sheet Music Plus has it.

Here's a traditional arrangement. You can use the search feature on that site to look for others.
Thanks!
Steve
Posted:  17 Oct 2007 22:13
Who is the original author/writer and composer of this song and music?
Posted:  21 Nov 2007 02:40
it is so beautiful
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