Go Down, Death by James Weldon Johnson All: Weep not, weep not, She is not dead; She's resting

in the bosom of Jesus. All: Heart-broken husband All: --weep no more; Girls: Grief-stricken son² Boys: weep no more; Boys: Left-lonesome daughter Girls: --weep no more; All: She only just gone home. All: Day before yesterday morning, Solo 1: God was looking down from his great, high heaven, Solo 2: Looking down on all his children, And his eye fell on Sister Caroline, Tossing on her bed of pain. All: And God's big heart was touched with pity, Girls: With the everlasting pity. Boys: With the everlasting pity. Solo 3: And God sat back on his throne, And he commanded that tall, bright angel standing at his right hand: Solo 4: Call me Death! And that tall, bright angel cried in a voice That broke like a clap of thunder: Boys: Call Death! Girls: Call Death! Solo 5: And the echo Boys: Echo«

Girls: Echo« All: Echo« (... continuation)Solo 5: sounded down the streets of heaven Till it reached away back to that shadowy place. All: And Death heard the summons, And he leaped on his fastest horse, Pale as a sheet in the moonlight. Up the golden street Death galloped, And the hooves of his horses struck fire from the gold, Girls: But they didn't make no sound. All: Up Death rode to the Great White Throne, And waited for God's command. (enter a song): In God s infinite wisdom, He saw a great light All: And God said: Solo 6: Go down, Death, go down, Go down to Savannah, Georgia, Down in Yamacraw, And find Sister Caroline. All: She's borne the burden and heat of the day, She's labored long in my vineyard, Boys: And she's tired-Girls: She's weary-All: Go down, Death, and bring her to me. All: And Death didn't say a word, All: And out and down he rode (3x), Solo 7: Through heaven's pearly gates, Past suns and moons and stars; All: While we were watching round her bed, She turned her eyes and looked away, She saw what we couldn't see;

Death by James Weldon Johnson . All: But Death didn't frighten Sister Caroline.Boys: She saw Old Death Girls: She saw Old Death All: Coming like a falling star. Come to Me. All: Go Down. all of you who are tired Of carrying heavy loads. All: And Jesus took his own hand and wiped away her tears. "Cast your burdens upon Me Those who are heavily laden. On to the Great White Throne. All: And she smiled and closed her eyes. Boys: And death began to ride again-All: Up beyond the evening star. She is not dead. He looked to her like a welcome friend. And the angels sang a little song. And Jesus rocked her in his arms. All: And there he laid Sister Caroline On the loving breast of Jesus. All: Weep not--weep not. Girls: Into the glittering light of glory. She's resting in the bosom of Jesus." All: Take your rest. Take your rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy And My burden is light. And she whispered to us: I'm going home. Come to Me and I will give you rest. All: And kept a-saying: (enter a song): And He said.