“When My Lord Went to Pray”


"Way over yonder beyond the mountain, Where my Lord went to pray, They dressed my Lord in a long white robe...." "He hewed him out a cross..." "Come and help me bear this old cross along...." The singer tells of Jesus's death and salvation


According to Mark 15:21, etc., Jesus needed help to carry his cross, though John (19:17) says he carried his own cross. The size of the cross is not specified, and when the soldiers dressed Jesus in fine clothes, they put him in a *purple* cloak (Mark 15:20). - RBW

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 654, "When My Lord Went to Pray" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11944
  3. BI, Br3654


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Brown)
Keywords: religious Bible Jesus
Found in: US(SE)