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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
All Night, All Day

Composer African-American Spiritual, arr. William S. Haynie
Text African-American spirituals
Voicing
Two-part treble, keyboard
Topics Eternal Life, New Creation
Length
2' 20" Price $1.50 (U.S.) Released 5/95
Catalog no. 422-812 Difficulty Moderately easy

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Reviews
"This is a very easy arrangement using two familiar spirituals. Swing Low is unison through three verses and on the final chorus All Night is added. This is a gentle combination that is easily learned." -Worship Arts, May-June 1996

"Swing Low/All nightis ideal for use in services. The clever combination of Swing low's refrain with All night is sheer delight, and I cannot imagine a treble choir that would not love singing it." ­Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians, February 1998

Description Haynie has combined these spirituals where, at the refrain of Swing Low, both it and All Night are sung together. This arrangement has been sung by millions as part of a worldwide educational telecast a few years back.

Text
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing love, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

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 (both texts simultaneously)
All night, all day,
Angels watching over me, My Lord,
All night all day, Angels watching over me
.
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

If you get there before I do,
Coming for to carry me home.
Just tell my friends I'm coming too,
Coming for to carry me home.
Refrain

Texts: African-American Spirituals.

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