171. 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 washed my sins away,
coming for to carry me home. [Refrain]

4 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: I looked over Jordan, and what did I see
Title: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:11
Topic: Hope, Comfort; Burial
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Swing low, sweet chariot
Tune Information
Name: SWING LOW
Key: G Major or modal
Source: African American spiritual



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