One leaf typewritten in blue ink on the front. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper right corner was folded into the laminate. There are four minor tears at the right edge. There is a significant tear at the lower right corner. There are numerous textual corrections handwritten in black ink.
Spirituals (Songs) -- United States Heaven -- Songs and music Farewells -- Songs and music Death -- Songs and music Jesus Christ -- Songs and music
Appears in Revival Melodies, Songs of Zion, 1843, and Conference Melodies, or Songs of Zion, 1853
W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University
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Farewell, farewell to all below.
My Savior calls and I must go.
I launch my bark upon the sea,
This land is not the land for me.
Praise be to God who rules on high
Where angels sing and so will I—
Where angels bow and bend the knee
Oh, that’s the happy land for me.
No night is there, ‘Tis always day,
And Christ will wipe all tears away.
Where parting never more will be,
Oh that’s the happy land for me.
If you wont go, I’ll part with you
I’m bound that happy land to view.
With Christ my Lord I soon will be
Oh heaven’s the happy land for me.
I find the winding paths of sin
A rugged way to travel in
Beyond the swelling waves I see
The land my Savior bought for me.