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Farewell, My Brethren (Imandra New) 54b

The Sacred Harp, 2012 Revised Cooper Edition

Composer: Southern Harmony, 1835
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Poet: Thomas Cleland, 1807
Meter: 11s (11,11,11,11)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Farewell, my dear brethren, the time is at hand
When we must be parted from this social band;
Our several engagements now call us away,
Our parting is needful, and we must obey.


Farewell, my dear brethren, the time is at hand,, Stanza 1
2
Farewell, my dear brethren, farewell for awhile.
We’ll soon meet again if kind Providence smile;
But while we are parted and scatter’d abroad
We’ll pray for each other and trust in the Lord.


Farewell, my dear brethren, the time is at hand,, Stanza 2