Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Lyrics – Etta James

English 40 March 15, 1982
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" by Etta James is a spiritual song that reflects on the desire for redemption and salvation. The lyrics convey a yearning for a divine presence, symbolized by a chariot, to come and carry the singer home. The imagery and language draw from religious themes, particularly the Christian belief in an afterlife and the hope for heavenly salvation. ...Read More

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Lyrics

[Chorus: Etta James]
Swing low (Swing low), sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home

[Verse 1: Etta James]
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

[Chorus: Etta James]
Swing low (Swing low), sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home

[Verse 2: Etta James]
If you can get there before I do
Coming for to carry me home
Tell all my friends I'ma coming, too
Coming for to carry me home

[Chorus: Etta James]
Swing low (Swing low), sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low (Swing low), sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home

[Verse 3: Etta James]
Only upward Heavenly way
Coming for to carry me home
Since Jesus washed my sins away
Coming for to carry me home

[Chorus: Etta James]
Swing low (Swing low), sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low (Swing low), sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Oh, swing low (Swing low), sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home, home
Swing low (Swing low), sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home

[Outro: Etta James]
Oh, I'm coming, coming for to carry me
(Swing low, sweet chariot)
Oh yeah, swing
(Coming for to carry me home)
Swing low (Swing low), sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home, home
(Coming for to carry me home)
Oh, I'm coming home

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Last Update: December 2, 2023

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Lyrics Meaning

FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" song?

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" song is sung by Etta James.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" song?

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" song lyrics written by Traditional, African American Spiritual & Wallace Willis.

Who is the music producer of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" song?

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" song music composed & produced by Etta James.

When was "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" song released?

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" song was released on March 15, 1982.