18. 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 The brightest day that ever I saw
Coming for to carry me home.
When Jesus wash’d my sins away,
Coming for to carry me home. (refrain)

4 I’m sometimes up and 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: I looked over Jordan, and what did I see
Title: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Source: Traditional
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Swing low, sweet chariot
Tune Information
Name: [I looked over Jordan, and what did I see]
Arranger: R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943)
Key: F Major
Source: Negro Spiritual
Copyright: Arr. © 1936 Paul A. Schmitt Music Company. Copyright assigned to Belwin Mills. Made in U.S.A. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission of CPP/Belwin, Inc., P.O. Box 4340, Miami FL 33014.



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