An arrangement of the traditional U.S. song, variously described as a Christian folk hymn, an African-American spiritual, an Appalachian song, and a southern gospel song.
As I went down in the valley to pray,
Studying about that good old way,
When you shall wear the starry crown,
Good Lord, show me the way.
O mourner, let’s go down, let’s go down, let’s go down,
O mourner, let’s go down,
Down in the valley to pray