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703. 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)

4 The brightest day that I can say,
coming for to carry me home;
when Jesus washed my sins away,
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: 1989
Meter: 10 8.10 8 with Refrain
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:11
Topic: The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Funeral and Memorial Service; New Heaven and a New Earth: Death and Eternal Life; Eternal Life (2 more...)
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Swing low, sweet chariot
Tune Information
Name: SWING LOW
Adapter and Arranger: William Farley Smith (1987)
Meter: 10 8.10 8 with Refrain
Key: F Major
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Copyright: Adapt. and arr. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House



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