Convert's Farewell
 


Citation

Parkhurst, H., “Convert's Farewell,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 28, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31442.


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Title

Convert's Farewell

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Spirituals (Songs)--United States
Death--Songs and music
Jesus Christ--Songs and music
Farewells--Songs and music
Heaven--Songs and music

Creator

Parkhurst, H.

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Farewell

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.

Associated Date

1842

File name

113_ConvertsFarewell_ocr

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