Angel Band

My latest sun is sinking fast, my race is nearly run.
My strongest trials now are past, my triumph has begun.

Oh come angel band, come and around me stand.
Oh bear me away on your snow white wings to my immortal home,
Oh bear me away on your snow white wings to my immortal home.

Oh bear my longing heart to him who bled and died for me,
Whose blood now cleanses from all sins and gives me victory.

I know I'm near the holy ranks of friends and kindred dear.
I brush the dew on Jordan's banks, the crossing must be near.

I've almost gained my heavenly home, my spirit loudly sings.
The holy ones, behold they come, I hear the noise of wings.

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I love this song! :) I'm unsure of the circumstances where I'd have heard it the first time, but it's so lovely.
Have you seen "O Brother, Where Art Thou"? (Um--the movie, not the SPN episode.) It's used as the closing song in that, which is where I know it from.
YES! There we go! I was thinking it had that feel, but then I was like, lol not every single gospel song is a song from that movie, self. But this one is! XD

Best movie soundtrack ever produced, tbh.
It's certainly the best I've come across so far, although Tous les Matins du Monde is also brilliant--in a completely different music style, obviously. Never seen the movie, but I have the soundtrack just about memorized.