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Ragan 176t

Tune: Arranged by W. F. Moore, 1869
Alto: B. P. Poyner, 1902
Lyrics: Baltimore Collection, 1801
Meter: Long Meter Half (8,8)
Farewell, vain world, I'm going home;
I belong to this band, hallelujah,
My Savior smiles and bids me come;
I belong to this band, hallelujah.

Chorus:

Hallelujah, hallelujah,
I belong to this band, hallelujah.

Sweet angels beckon me away,
I belong to this band, hallelujah,
To sing Godís praise in endless day,
I belong to this band, hallelujah.

(Chorus)
W. F. Moore dated this song October 12, 1869, and named it in honor of Rev. Robert G. Ragan of Davisville, Alabama.