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Farewell, Vain World 95t

Tune: Arranged by Mrs. Anna L. (Cooper) Blackshear, 1902
Lyrics: Baltimore Collection, 1801 (1st & 2nd Verse); Meadís General Selection, 1807 (3rd Verse); William Hunter, 1838 (4th Verse)
Meter: Long Meter Half (8,8)
Farewell, vain world, Iím going home,
I canít stay away;
My Savior smiles and bids me come,
I canít stay away.

Chorus:

I cannot stay much longer here,
I canít stay away,
For the gospel ship is passing by,
I canít stay away.

Sweet angels beckon me away,
I canít stay away;
To sing Godís praise in endless day,
I canít stay away.

(Chorus)

Oh who will come and go with me,
I canít stay away;
Iím bound fair Canaanís land to see,
I canít stay away.

(Chorus)

My heavínly home is bright and fair,
I canít stay away.
No pain nor death can enter there,
I canít stay away.

(Chorus)