Farewell, dear friends, I bid you A loving, last farewell; I hear my Savior calling, I soon with Him shall dwell. Weep not at my departure, For on that shore I see The blest of ages waiting To chant a song for me.
Farewell, dear friends, remember, Our walk on earth was sweet, But sweeter far the ending, To rest at Jesus’ feet. I fear not death’s dark valley, Nor tremble with alarm, For angels wait to bear me Above the raging storm.
Farewell, oh, will you meet me In that celestial land, Where we shall dwell forever, And grasp no parting hand? My work on earth is ended, And there a starry crown Awaits me, for I’ve conquered, I lay my armor down.
Farewell, dear friends, I’m nearing The mansions bright above, My only plea for entrance— My Savior’s dying love. And when I shout the chorus Of Jesus crucified, The golden doors of heaven I know will open wide.