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704. 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
Refrain First Line: Swing low, sweet chariot
Meter: LM with refrain
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture:
Topic: All Souls: November 2nd; Funeral: Sacraments; Comfort (10 more...)
Source: Traditional
Tune Information
Name: SWING LOW
Arranger: Robert Nathaniel Dett, 1882-1943
Meter: LM with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: Negro Spiritual
Copyright: arr. © 1936 (renewed), Paul A. Schmitt Music Co., c/o Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp.



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