By David Wright
Wells (Second). C.M.
A C major plain tune in 3/4 time. Composed 2001.
Text from Isaac Watts, 1709.
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Named for Charles and Jane Wells. Charles organized the northeast Ohio (Cleveland area/Oberlin) monthly singing, and later the weekly singings at Oberlin College, when I was there and thus was the person most directly to blame for me becoming a Sacred Harp singer.
Published in Oberlin Harmony (2001) and in The Sacred Harp, Revised Cooper Edition (2012).
There is a house not made with hands,
Eternal and on high;
And here my spirit waiting stands
Till God shall bid it fly.
Shortly this prison of my clay
Must be dissolved and fall;
Then oh, my soul, with joy obey
Thy heav'nly Father's call.
I long to see my friends again
And hear them sweetly say:
Come, weary dove, here is thy home
Then fold thy wings and stay.