Long Time Travelin’

    Been a long time travelin’ here below
    Been a long time travelin’ away from my home
    Been a long time travelin’ here below
    Gonna lay this ol’ body down

When I can read my titles clear
To mansions in the sky
I’ll bid farewell to every fear
And wipe my weepin’ eye

May tears like a wild deluge come
And storms of sorrow fall
May I but safely reach my home
My God my heaven my all

There I shall bathe my weary soul
In seas of heavenly rest
And not a wave of trouble roll
Across my peaceful breast

alternate version:

Ye fleeting charms of earth farewell
Your springs of joy are dry
My soul now seeks another home
A brighter world on high

Farewell my friends whose tender care
Has long engaged my love
Your fond embrace I now exchange
For better friends above