Farewell to thee, brother

Farewell to thee, brother

Author: George W. Bethune
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: George W. Bethune

Bethune, George Washington, D.D. A very eminent divine of the Reformed Dutch body, born in New York, 1805, graduated at Dickinson Coll., Carlisle, Phila., 1822, and studied theology at Princeton. In 1827 he was appointed Pastor of the Reformed Dutch Church, Rinebeck, New York. In 1830 passed to Utica, in 1834 to Philadelphia, and in 1850 to the Brooklyn Heights, New York. In 1861 he visited Florence, Italy, for his health, and died in that city, almost suddenly after preaching, April 27, 1862. His Life and Letters were edited by A. R. Van Nest, 1867. He was offered the Chancellorship of New York University, and the Provostship of the University of Pennsylvania, both of which he declined. His works include The Fruits of the Spirit, 1839; Ser… Go to person page >

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First Line: Farewell to thee, brother
Author: George W. Bethune
Copyright: Public Domain


Farewell to thee, brother. Parting. "The departing Missionary," published in his Lays, &c, 1847, p. 170, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and included in Lyra Sacra Americana, 1868, and thence into English collections. It is not in common use in America.

-John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Lyra Sacra Americana #d38

Social Melodies #d37

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The Christian Songster #41

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