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Brothers, clasp hands, the brief moments are flying

Brothers, clasp hands, the brief moments are flying

Author: E. Prentiss
Tune: PARTING SONG
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Brothers, clasp hands, the brief moments are flying;
Here upon earth but as pilgrims we dwell;
Gladly we met, yet me part without sighing,
Looking beyond the fraternal farewell.

Chorus:
In his dear name, the all loving, All seeing,
Hand clasp'd in hand for him brothers farewell.

Source: The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #102a

Author: E. Prentiss

Elizabeth Payson Prentiss USA 1818-1878. Born at Portland, ME, 5th child of Congregationalist minister, Edward Payson. He died of tuberculosis in 1827, and the family moved to New York City in 1831. That year she professed faith in Christ and joined the Bleeker Street Presbyterian Church. She possessed keen abilities, including sympathy and perceptiveness. She began writing stories and poems, and contributed her works to “The youth’s companion”, a New England religious periodical. In 1838 she opened a small girls’ school in her home and took up a Sabbath-school class as well. Two years later, she moved to Richmond, VA, to be a department head at a girls’ boarding school. In 1845 she married George Lewis Prentiss, a brothe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Brothers, clasp hands, the brief moments are flying
Author: E. Prentiss
Refrain First Line: In his dear name
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #474

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #913

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #349.913

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The Baptist Hymn Book #913

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The Little Seraph #102a

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #T102a

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #345

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