by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

I'll be home tomorrow
Language: English 
I've wander'd far from those I love, and many years have pass'd, 
Since in my dear old cherish'd home I saw their faces last; 
But now I am returning and my journey soon will end, 
I'll join the throng where happy smiles and gentle voices blend. 

Farewell, farewell! Ev'ry could of sorrow! 
All my heart is fill'd with joy 
For I'll be home tomorrow! 

How dear the hearts that dwell within that sweet domestic realm! 
I know that they have long'd for me as I have long'd for them; 
The thought that I am near them, makes my lonely spirit yearn 
To hear the burst of gladness that will welcome my return.


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