Friends, good night

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1 Friends, good-night! friends, good-night!
Swiftly these hours of reunion fly;
Friends, good-night! friends, good-night!
Lift we our pray'r on high.
May our Father bless you,
Mercy and peace
Richly increase,
God our Father bless you,
Bless you evermore.

Chorus:
Friends, good-night! friends, good-night!
Blessed reunions, too soon they fly.
Friends, good-night! friends, good-night!
Jesus is ever nigh.

2 Precious hours, precious hours,
Flinging their light o'er our passing days;
Precious hours, precious hours,
Close them with pray'r and praise.
May our Father bless you,
Jesus has bought
Treasures unthought,
God our Father bless you,
Bless you evermore. [Chorus]

3 Friends, good-night! friends, good-night!
When shadows darken we'll look above;
Friends, good-night! Friends, good-night!
Safe in his arms of love.
May our Father bless you,
Happy farewell,
Happy farewell,
God our Father bless you,
Bless you evermore. [Chorus]



Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #159

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Friends, good night
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain

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