Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

U. C. Hill

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1839

Comments

Second Edition
The Sister's Call
A Sacred Song by Revd. R. Brown ; composed & arranged by U.C. Hill

New York. Firth & Hall, 1 Franklin Square

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Lyrics

A voice from the spirit land,
A voice from the silent tomb,
Entreats with a sweet command
Brother come home
List! List! 'Tis a sister gone;
Unseen yet where e'er I roam,
She calls from her starlit throne
Brother(s) come home! Brother(s) come home!

2
At eve, when the crimson west,
Is dye'd by the setting sun,
She calls like a spirit blest,
Brother come Home!
Abroad in the stilly night,
A stranger, and all alone,
I hear through the misty light
Brother come home!

3
In dreams of the midnight deep,
When angels of mercy come
I startle to hear in sleep!
Brother come Home!
When far from my fathers hearth,
I sail o'er the white sea foam,
I hear through the storm winds mirth,
Brother come home!

4
By sorrow and sin oppressd,
She answers to every moan,
'Come here where the weary rest'.
Brother come Home!
Ah! Loved one, I haste to thee,
Soon, soon, shall I reach thy home;
And there wilt thou welcome me,
'I come, I come.'

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