Carry Me Home 386
Tune: Arranged by Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: Elizabeth King Mills, 1837
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Sweet land of rest! For thee I sigh,
When will the moment come,
When I shall lay my armor by,
And dwell with Christ at home?
Carry me home, carry me to my home.
No tranquil joys on earth I know,
No peaceful shelt’ring dome;
This world’s a wilderness of woe,
This world is not my home.
Weary of wand’ring round and round
This vale of sin and gloom,
I long to leave the unhallowed ground,
And dwell with Christ at home.
Arranged from a duet sung by Frank J. Reis and Ernst Friedrich in Cincinnati, Ohio.