They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.@Isaiah 2:4

African-American spiritual (🔊 pdf nwc).

Gwine to lay down my burden,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside;
Gwine to lay down my burden,
Down by the riverside,
To study war no more.

Refrain

I aint gwine study war no more,
Aint gwine study war no more,
Aint gwine study war no more;
Aint gwine study war no more,
Aint gwine study war no more,
Aint gwine study war no more!

Gwine to lay down my sword an’ shiel’,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside;
Gwine to lay down my sword an’ shiel’
Down by the riverside,
To study war no more.

Refrain

Gwine to try on my long white robe,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside;
Gwine to try on my long white robe,
Down by the riverside,
To study war no more.

Refrain

Gwine to try on my starry crown,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside,
Down by the riverside;
Gwine to try on my starry crown,
Down by the riverside,
To study war no more.

Refrain