69t MINISTER'S FAREWELL
1991 Denson Revision
to the Cooper book version of this tune
Dear friends, farewell! I do you tell, since you and I must part
I go away, and here you stay, but still we're joined in heart.
Your love to me has been most free, your conversation sweet
How can I bear to journey where with you I cannot meet?
I trust you'll pray both night and day, and keep your garments white;
For you and me, that we may be the Children of the Light.
If you die first, anon you must, the will of God be done,
I hope the Lord will you reward with an immortal crown.