539. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Refrain:
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

1 I looked over Jordan, and what did I see
Coming for to carry me home.
A band of angels coming after me,
Coming for to carry me home. O, [Refrain]

2 If you get there before I do,
Coming for to carry me home.
Tell all my friends I’m coming too,
Coming for to carry me home. O, [Refrain]

3 The brightest day that ever I saw
Coming for to carry me home.
When Jesus washed my sins away,
Coming for to carry me home. O, [Refrain]

4 I’m sometimes up and sometimes down,
Coming for to carry me home.
But still my soul feels heav'nly bound,
Coming for to carry me home. O, [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I looked over Jordan, and what did I see
Title: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: LM with refrain
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:11
Topic: Everlasting Life
Source: Traditional
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Swing low, sweet chariot, Coming for to carry me home
Tune Information
Name: SWING LOW
Arranger: Robert Nathaniel Dett, 1882-1943
Meter: LM with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: Negro Spiritual
Copyright: © 1936 (renewed), Paul A. Schmidtt Music Co., c/o Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp.



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