Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Hymn 50 • Farewell, our friends and brethren!
HYMN 50. P. M.
 
1 Farewell, our friends and brethren!
Here take the parting hand—
We go to preach the gospel
To ev’ry foreign land.
 
2 Farewell our wives and children,
Who render life so sweet—
Dry up your tears—be faithful
Till we again do meet.
 
3 Farewell ye scenes of childhood,
And fancies of our youth;
We go to combat error
With everlasting truth.
 
4 Farewell all carnal pleasure,
Which gilds the scenes of mirth,
Your days are surely number’d
To trouble man on earth.
 
5 Farewell, farewell our country—
Our home is now abroad
To labor in the vineyard,
In righteousness for God.
 
6 The gallant ships are ready
To waft us o’er the sea, [p. 66]
Hymn 50 • Farewell, our friends and brethren!
HYMN 50. P. M.
 
1 Farewell, our friends and brethren!
Here take the parting hand—
We go to preach the gospel
To ev’ry foreign land.
 
2 Farewell our wives and children,
Who render life so sweet—
Dry up your tears—be faithful
Till we again do meet.
 
3 Farewell ye scenes of childhood,
And fancies of our youth;
We go to combat error
With everlasting truth.
 
4 Farewell all carnal pleasure,
Which gilds the scenes of mirth,
Your days are surely number’d
To trouble man on earth.
 
5 Farewell, farewell our country—
Our home is now abroad
To labor in the vineyard,
In righteousness for God.
 
6 The gallant ships are ready
To waft us o’er the sea, [p. 66]
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