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“Down To The River To Pray” – The Grain Silo Version.

This popped up on our Youtube feed and we found it fascinatingly beautiful.

There are parts where the echo slightly overwhelms the vocals, but that’s okay. It is still wonderful.

The Bethel College Choir sang in my grain bin!
Have you ever sung in a grain bin? We were honored to have the Bethel College Choir to come sing in our brand new grain bin. The acusticks [sic] in the grain bin are better than you would expect!

If you are wondering about the song:

Down in the River to Pray” (also known as “Down to the River to Pray,” “Down in the Valley to Pray,” “The Good Old Way,” and “Come, Let Us All Go Down”) is a traditional American song variously described as a Christian folk hymn, an African-American spiritual, an Appalachian song, and a southern gospel song. The exact origin of the song is unknown.

While the song’s origins are not completely known, it is at least from 1867 or earlier.

In the past, we have featured the members of choirs competing in the Kentucky State All State Choir Conference singing the National Anthem in a hotel atrium.

In a 2019 video that looks almost like the same setting as Kentucky’s Choirs, the Colorado All State Treble Choir sings “Down to the River to Pray.”

Both renditions gave us goose bumps.

As much as we think it is needed to write and bring forth negative and often depressing issues, once in a while we want to share things that are uplifting.

These two videos qualify.



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