By Aldo Thomas Ceresa
Wicker Park. C.M.
An F♯ minor plain tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2009.
Text from Elizabeth King Mills, c.1829.
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Named for the Wicker Park section of Chicago, home neighborhood of Ted Mercer, on whose porch this tune was first sung in May, 2009. This tune was sung in The Art Mob's Spring, 2011 concerts.
O land of rest, for thee I sigh,
When will the moment come,
When I shall lay my armor by,
And dwell with Christ at home?
No tranquil joys on earth I know,
No peaceful, shelt’ring dome;
This world’s a wilderness of woe,
This world is not my home.
Weary of wand'ring round and round,
This vale of sin and gloom;
I long to leave th'un hallow'd ground,
And dwell with Christ at home.