Good Night

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1 Before our kind and generous friends,
Our little part we 've played,
And now, to all our listeners here,
Our thanks must be conveyed.

Good-night, dear friends, good night, good-night,
Our entertainment o'er,
We needs must speak the words again,
So often heard before.

2 Our hearts are glad, our spirits high,
In all things we rejoice;
The words that sometimes bring a sigh,
We sing with cheerful voice.

Good-night, dear friends, good night, good-night,
Our entertainment o'er,
We needs must speak the words again,
So often heard before.

3 A brief good-by, to meet again,
Is all we say to-night;
God keep us all, and give us sleep,
Till breaks the morning light.

Good-night, dear friends, good-night, good-night,
Now let the curtain fall,
The closing moment comes at last,
And so, good-night to all.

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #155c

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Before our kind and generous friends
Title: Good Night
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Publication Date: 1899
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Notes

Suitable for close of a children's entertainment.




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