Lyrics to Will the Circle Be Unbroken
I was standing by my window,
On one cold and cloudy day,
When I saw that hearse come rolling,
For to carry my mother away.
Will the circle be unbroken,
By and by, lord, by and by?
There's a better home a-waiting
In the sky, lord, in the sky.
I said to that undertaker,
Undertaker please drive slow;
For this lady you are carrying
Lord, I hate to see here go.
Oh, I followed close behind her,
Tried to hold up and be brave;
But I could not hide my sorrow
When they laid her in the grave.
I went back home, my home was lonesome,
Missed my mother, she was gone;
All of my brothers, sisters crying,
What a home so sad and lone.
We sang the songs of childhood,
Hymns of faith that made us strong;
Ones that mother Maybelle taught us--
Hear the angels sing along.
Music by Charles H. Gabriel
Lyrics by A. P. Carter