590. Go, Happy Soul

1 Go, happy soul: thy days are ended,
thy pilgrimage on earth below;
go, by angelic guard attended;
to God's own Paradise now go.

2 Go, Christ the Shepherd good befriend thee,
who gave his life thy soul to win;
'tis even he that shall defend thee,
thy going out and coming in.

3 Go forth in peace; farewell to sadness;
may rest in Paradise be thine;
in Jesus' presence there is gladness,
light everlasting on thee shine.

Text Information
First Line: Go, happy soul: thy days are ended
Title: Go, Happy Soul
Author: George Ratcliffe Woodward (1910, alt.)
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Funerals
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer (bass): C. Goudimel (1565)
Key: G Major
Source: Melody in the Genevan Psalter (1551)

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