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Farewell, dear parents, I must go,

Gone to a Better World

Poet: Dennis Wilson Rountree, 1927
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
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)



Gone to a Better World 34, Stanza 1
Chorus
Oh! do not weep, dear friends, for me,
For I値l be with my Lord,
Prepare to meet me up in heav地,
And get your great reward.



Gone to a Better World 34, Chorus
2
Sister, I know that you値l miss me,
Wherever you may go,
But God saw fit to take me from
This sinful world of woe.

(Chorus)



Gone to a Better World 34, 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)



Gone to a Better World 34, Stanza 3
4
I値l say farewell to one and all,
I am going away,
I hope I値l meet you up yonder,
In that happy place.

(Chorus)



Gone to a Better World 34, Stanza 4

White, Benjamin Franklin and E. J. King. The Sacred Harp: Revised and Improved, Cooper Revision. Panama City, Florida.: Dr. R. D. Blackshear, 1927.