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Thread #31437   Message #4057193
Posted By: cnd
04-Jun-20 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: Origins: You Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley
Subject: RE: Origins: You Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley
I'm surprised that before this we didn't have more on this song. I've personally got (at least) 10 different recordings of the song in my collection.

In a recording by Bill Mann (Walking With the Lord, Word WST 8325, 1961, "Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley"), he sings:
I must go and stand my trials
I've got to stand it by myself
Oh, nobody else can stand it for me
I've got to stand it by myself

In that recording they also change the chorus to be "Jesus my Lord will face it for you," which significantly changes the intentions of the song, in my opinion