By An' By
I'm Gonna Lay Down My Heavy Load
"I'm gonna lay down my heavy load" (in the By an by) is the theme of this fantastic spiritual, wonderfully captured in this arrangement for two-part voices and piano. Its upbeat, syncopated melody utilizes a pentatonic scale and rhythms with a swing feel. Partnered with the well-known gospel jewel When the Morning Comes, choirs of all abilities will sound phenomenal when singing this concert-closing tune.