My Number Will Be Changed

DESCRIPTION: "Don't you know my number will be changed, will be changed... Soon as my feet strike Zion, I'm gonna lay down my heavy burden, I'm gonna put on my robe in glory... I heard the voice of Jesus say, 'Come unto me and rest. Lay down, you weary traveller...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Rosenbaum)
KEYWORDS: religious clothes
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Rosenbaum, pp. 36-39, "My Number Will Be Changed" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #16264
NOTES: There isn't much here that is actually scriptural. The reference to the weary coming to Jesus and resting clearly alludes to Matthew 11:28, where those with heavy burdens are urged to come to Jesus, who will give them rest. There are several references to robes in the Apocalypse, with 6:11 being a likely source for this song (see also 1:13, 19:13). The idea of people bearing a number is not Biblical (but see the notes on "John Saw the Holy Number"). - RBW
Last updated in version 2.6
File: Rose036

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.