Come and Go with Me (to my father's house)

This American gospel / blues style hymn has been adapted across many countries and cultures, and performed in many different arrangements.    The original author are unknown, and most sources regard the underlying words and melody as being public domain.   It was definitely written prior to 1934.

With meter 10.10.10.5, it is set to a an unnamed gospel-style tune.

It was included in the 1981 publication More Songs of the Spirit - Songs and Hymns of Renewal, Volume 2.

Many of the early recordings have "there is peace, peace, peace" as the last line, while later publications often change this to "there is joy, joy, joy".


Downloads



Examples

Children's choir from India, with backing track



Instrumental - praise band, including church organ played with unusual enthusiasm




Jazzy version by a professional choir:


Lyrics

Come and go with me to my Father's house,
To my Father's house, to my Father's house.
Come and go with me to my Father's house;
There is joy, joy, joy!

Peace and love abide in my Father's house,
In my Father's house, in my Father's house.
Peace and love abide in my Father's house;
There is joy, joy, joy!

There is room for all, in my Father's house,
There is room for all, in my Father's house.
There is room for all, in my Father's house;
There is joy, joy, joy!

No more dyin' there, in my Father's house,
In my Father's house, in my Father's house.
No more dyin' there, in my Father's house;
There is joy, joy, joy!

Sweet communion there, in my Father's house,
In my Father's house, in my Father's house.
Sweet communion there in my Father's house;
There is joy, joy, joy!


Other verses can be added as required, eg

  • Jesus is the Way, 
  • We will clap our hands, 
  • Jesus is the light, 
  • There is freedom there, 
  • There is liberty

Etc


ABC Notation

X:1
T:Come and Go With Me
C:Unknown
O:Afro-American
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Gmaj
yy"G"BB^AB G4 | "C"AGEG "G"D4 |
w:1~~~Come and go with me to my Fa-ther's house,
w:2~~~There is room for all, in my Fa-ther's house,
yy"D7"FFFG A4 y| "G"GGGA B4 |
w:1~~~To my Fa-ther's house, to my Fa-ther's house.
w:2~~~In my Fa-ther's house, in my Fa-ther's house.
yy"G"BB^AB G4 yyy | "C"AGEG D2 "G"GA |
w:1~~~Come and go with me to my Fa-ther's house; There is
w:2~~~There is room for all, in my Fa-ther's house; There is
yy"G"B4yy "D7"A4 yyy | "G"G8 yyyy |]
w:joy, joy, joy!

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