[Main] [Poetry Index]* [Poets] 1991 Denson Revision: [Titles] [Pages] [First Lines]* 2012 Cooper Revision: [Titles] [Pages] [First Lines]* [Previous] [Next]
* Index of the First Line of Each Stanza, the Fifth Line of Eight Line Stanzas, and the First Line of the Chorus

Sisterís Farewell 55

The Sacred Harp, 1991 (Denson) Edition

Composer: A. J. McLendon, 1905
Poet: A. J. McLendon, 1905
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Stanza Poetry Source by First Line
1
Farewell, dear brothers, fare you well,
Pray do not weep for me,
Iím going home to Christ to dwell
Throughout eternity.
When I get home to that bright world,
And meet my Savior there,
And all the loved ones gone before,
Iíll need no more shed a tear.


Farewell, dear brothers, fare you well,, Stanza 1
2
Dear sister, thou art left alone,
But thou art kind and true,
And when God calls you to come home,
I hope to meet you, too.
Thus weíll surround the great white throne,
And dwell forever there,
And sing Godís praise through endless days,
From sorrow, pain and care.


Farewell, dear brothers, fare you well,, Stanza 2
3
Dear father, youíve been kind to me,
When I was young and wild,
But now, dear father, do not weep,
Forgive your loving child.
Oh may we all together meet,
And shout, and praise and sing
Hallelujah then to our God,
Our Savior and our King.


Farewell, dear brothers, fare you well,, Stanza 3
4
My loving mother, fare you well,
But do not fear alarm,
The Savior dear is ever near,
To shield you from all harm.
Yet may we meet and be complete,
With all the blood-washed throng,
And cast our crown at Jesusí feet,
And sing redemptionís song.


Farewell, dear brothers, fare you well,, Stanza 4