And now, my friends, both old and young

And now, my friends, both old and young

Author: John Blain
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

And now, my friends, both old and young,
I hope in Christ you will go on;
And if on earth we meet no more,
Oh, may we meet on Canaan's shore.
I hope you'll all remember me,
If you on earth no more I see.
An int'rest in your prayers I crave,
That we may meet beyond the grave.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #69b

Author: John Blain

Blain, John. (Fishkill, New York, February 14, 1795--December 26, 1879, Mansfield, Massachusetts). Baptist. Studied at Fairfield (New York) and Middlebury (New York) academies. Pastored for nearly sixty years in : Auburn, New York City, York, and Syracuse, New York; Pawtucket and Central Falls, Rhode Island; New London, Connecticut; Charlestown and Mansfield, Massachusetts. He was also an evangelist and baptized about three thousand persons. He gave large sums to missions while living, and willed his property to home and foreign missions. The one hymn for which Blain is remembered is a parting hymn written in 1818, and published in the Original and Selected Reformation Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1829). Comprising twelve stanzas, the hymn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: And now, my friends, both old and young
Author: John Blain
Meter: D
Source: From longer hymn: "My Christian friends in bonds of love"
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Sacred Harp #69b

The Sacred Harp #516

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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