Majority of people might believe that this song
has moved listeners’ hearts immensely because
the lyrics well expressed desperate longing or
yearning of home by the one who was to be
executed at next daybreak.
My understanding, however, is that all the mortals
feel that they are, more or less, imprisoned in
their fleshly bodies until death finally frees them.
And because they have latent memories of the
perfect world which they experienced while they
were in the loins of Adam, our ancestor, in the
garden of Eden, they dream and long for that
place as their home. And so when they hear stories
such as this lyrics, they can emphasize well with the story