Glad to Get Home

Glad to Get Home

Oh, how glad to get home,
For far I've wander'd,
Joyful, joyful I come,
Dear home, to thee!
Fond ones welcome me here,
Loved ones are near me;
Voices float on my ear,
Sweet, sweet to me.

CHORUS.

Dear friends that are round me, haste with looks delighted,
Days long vanish'd and gone, come to my heart.
Dear home of my childhood, once again united,
Never, never again from thee I'll part.

Father, in the warm grasp
I feel thy welcome,
Oh, from love's tender clasp
Ne'er let me fly;
Mother, fondly again
Thou dost enfold me;
Tears I can not restrain
Burst from mine eye.

Chorus.—Dear friends that are round me, &c.

Brother, still is thy brow
Noble as ever,
As I look on thee now,
How swells my heart!
Sister, gentle and kind,
Close to me clinging;
Now in love we are twined
No more to part.

Chorus.—Dear friends that are round me, &c.