Variations on a Theme – Home (3)

As I sat with and held the hand of a dying patient today who was alone for most of his almost-5-hour transition process, this is the song that came to my mind.  I first heard it on “O Brother, Where Art Thou.”  I hummed and sang the song for the patient.  It says “home” to me.

“I’ll Fly Away”
by Albert E. Brumley (1929/1932)

1.
Some glad morning when this life is o’er,
I’ll fly away;
To a home on God’s celestial shore,
I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).

Chorus
I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away; (in the morning)
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,
I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).

2.
When the shadows of this life have gone,
I’ll fly away;
Like a bird from prison bars has flown,
I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away)

Chorus

3.
Just a few more weary days and then,
I’ll fly away;
To a land where joy shall never end,
I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away)

Chorus

The wordy reflection on “home” here: Reflections on Home

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  1. Pingback: Take My Hand and We’ll Fly Today | Danroberson's Blog

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