Glory, Glory (Lay My Burden Down)

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This article is about the spiritual song. For the patriotic anthem with the chorus "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah", see The Battle Hymn of the Republic. For other uses, see Glory, Glory (disambiguation).
"Glory, Glory"
Music by Traditional
Language English
Form Spiritual, gospel, folk
Recorded by See below

"Glory, Glory" (also known as "When I Lay My Burden Down", "Since I Laid My Burden Down", "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah" and other titles) is an American spiritual song, which has been recorded by many artists in a variety of genres, including folk, country, blues, rock, and gospel.

Lyrics[edit]

Lyrically, the song has many variations, but the best-known version of the song (as performed by Odetta or Roy Acuff) consists of the lyrics:

Glory glory, hallelujah,
Since I laid my burden down.
Glory glory, hallelujah,
Since I laid my burden down.
All my sickness will be over,
When I lay my burden down.
All my sickness will be over,
When I lay my burden down.
All my troubles will be over,
When I lay my burden down.
All my troubles will be over,
When I lay my burden down.
Lord, I'm feeling so much better,
Since I laid my burden down.
Lord, I'm feeling so much better,
Since I laid my burden down.

Recordings[edit]

"Glory, Glory"
1971 German picture sleeve.
Single by The Byrds
from the album Byrdmaniax
B-side "Citizen Kane" (US/UK)
"I Wanna Grow Up to Be a Politician" (Europe)
Released August 20, 1971
Format 7" single
Recorded January 17, 1971, Columbia Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Rock
Length 4:03
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Arthur Reynolds
Producer(s) Terry Melcher, Chris Hinshaw
The Byrds singles chronology
"I Trust (Everything Is Gonna Work Out Alright)"
(1971)
"Glory, Glory"
(1971)
"America's Great National Pastime"
(1971)

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