Rickety fence and a rocking chair The smell of my father's pipe Cackling goose in the summer air The garden is green and ripe
Suddenly now I'm far away Even if in my mind I'm listening to my mama saying "If you can find the time
"Come home, come home and rest awhile Come home, come home and rest awhile Get on home to Shiloh" The farther I have wandered off The fonder I have grown, Shiloh Yeah, all the while I find a smile Thinkin' about my home The autumn breeze is calling me away Calling me home to Shiloh
Over the ocean the soldier sailed The battle is finally won His mother is pressed up against the railing Trying to find her son Suddenly now she sees a face Easy to recognize It's been years to wait for the sweet embrace Holding him as she cries "You'd better get on home to Shiloh"
The farther that you wander off The fonder you will grow, Shiloh Yeah, all the while he found a smile Thinkin' about his home A sweet reunion coming through in waves Calling him home to Shiloh
I've been thinkin' about my home I've never been but I will, I know Meadow green and the river wide Valley deep and the mountain high
The saints of old are singing now (Shiloh) My ears are ringing with the sound (Shiloh) But greater still, as clear as day (Shiloh) I can hear my Savior saying I can hear my Savior saying I can hear my Savior say
"Come home, come home and rest awhile Come home, come home and rest awhile"