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197. 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 there too--
coming for to carry me home. (Refrain)

3 Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down--
coming for to carry me home--
but still I know I'm heavenward 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: 1995
Scripture: 2 Kings 12; 2 Kings 10; 2 Kings 11; 2 Kings 9; 2 Kings 8; 2 Kings 7
Topic: Singing God's Story: New Creation; African-American
Source: African-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Swing low, sweet chariot
Tune Information
Name: SWING LOW
Key: F Major
Source: African-American spiritual



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