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Gone to a Better World 34

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Dennis Wilson Rountree, 1927
Poet: Dennis Wilson Rountree, 1927
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Farewell, dear parents, I must go,
To that sweet home above,
God loves me so that He wants me
In that sweet home of love.

(Chorus)


Farewell, dear parents, I must go,, Stanza 1
Chorus
Oh! do not weep, dear friends, for me,
For Iíll be with my Lord,
Prepare to meet me up in heavín,
And get your great reward.


Farewell, dear parents, I must go,, Chorus
2
Sister, I know that youíll miss me,
Wherever you may go,
But God saw fit to take me from
This sinful world of woe.

(Chorus)


Farewell, dear parents, I must go,, Stanza 2
3
I know that you all wanted me,
But God knew it was best
For me to go up there to dwell,
In that sweet land of rest.

(Chorus)


Farewell, dear parents, I must go,, Stanza 3
4
Iíll say farewell to one and all,
I am going away,
I hope to meet you all up there,
In yonder happy place.

(Chorus)


Farewell, dear parents, I must go,, Stanza 4