I Don't Have To Worry About Where I Spend Eternity

DESCRIPTION: "I don't have to worry about where I spend eternity." "Jesus died in blood you see I'm so glad he included me." Jesus "claims the ocean," "master of every sea," "captain of every ship."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1968 (USMississippi01)
KEYWORDS: nonballad religious Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
RECORDINGS:
Essie Mae Brooks, "I Don't Have to Worry Where I Spend Eternity" (2008, on "Sisters of the South," DixieFrog DFGCD 8649)
Church of God in Christ, "I Don't Have To Worry About Where I Spend Eternity" (on USMississippi01)

NOTES [133 words]: The format of this minor key hymn is similar to that of "Motherless Children": in some verses the first line -- "I don't have to worry about where I spend eternity" - -is repeated, followed by a rhyming couplet, and "I don't have to worry ...." For example,
Don't have to worry about where I spend eternity
Don't have to worry about where I spend eternity
Jesus died in blood can't you see
I'm so glad he included me
Don't have to worry about where I spend eternity
Verses that don't start with the title line have two rhyming couplets followed by the title line. - BS
I wonder if that line about Jesus "claims the ocean" should not be Jesus "calms the ocean"; in Matthew 14:22-33 and parallels, Jesus walks on the water during a storm on the sea, and when he enters the boat, the storm ends. - RBW
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