643. 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. [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. [Refrain]

3 I'm sometimes up, I'm sometimes down,
coming for to carry me home;
but still my soul feels heavenly bound,
coming for to carry me home. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Swing low, sweet chariot
Title: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 10 8.10 8 w. refrain
Topic: Life of Discipleship: Death and Eternal Life; God's Church: Life of Discipleship: Death and Eternal Life; Death (3 more...)
Source: African-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Swing low, sweet chariot
Tune Information
Name: SWING LOW
Arranger: Bill Thomas (1994)
Meter: 10 8.10 8 w. refrain
Key: F Major
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: Arr. © 1995 Chalice Press



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