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76. Why do we mourn departing friends?

Why do we mourn departing friends,
Or shake at death's alarms?
'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends,
To call them to his arms.
Are we not tending upward too,
As fast as time can move?
Nor should we wish the hours more slow
To keep us from our Love.

Text Information
First Line: Why do we mourn departing friends?
Title: Why do we mourn departing friends?
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Boyd
Meter: C.M.

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