The dying Christian's last farewell (William Billings)

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Editor: Michael Lauer (submitted 2007-12-14).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 119 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The dying Christian's last farewell}} Composer: William Billings

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1794 in The Continental Harmony

Description:

External websites: http://www.mrlauer.org/music/

Original text and translations

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My friends, I am going a long journey,
never to return.
Farewell, fare you well, fare you well, my friends.
And God grant we may meet in that land of harmony,
where the wicked cease from troubling
and where the weary are at rest,
where pleasures dwell forevermore, and joys that never fade.
My friends, I am summon’d to appear at the great tribunal.
Fare you well, my friend.
And God grant we may meet in that land of harmony,
where the wicked cease from troubling
and where the weary are at rest.
Farewell, farewell, farewell.