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Friends who have loved me are slipping (passing) away

Friends who have loved me are slipping (passing) away

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Friends who have loved me are slipping away]
Published in 18 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Friends who have lov’d me are slipping away,
Silently onward they glide;
Still are their voices, as backward they stray,
Calling me over the tide.

Calling to me, they are calling to me,
Lov’d ones are calling me over the tide;
They are calling to me, they are calling to me,
Calling me over the tide.

2 Dimly thro’ gathering darkness I see
Jesus, my Friend and my Guide;
Angels are watching and waiting for me,
Calling me over the tide. [Refrain]

3 Narrow the waters, and tranquil the shore;
There my beloved abide,—
Christ and the angels and friends gone before,
Calling me over the tide. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #157

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Friends who have loved me are slipping (passing) away
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Calling to me



Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

Beautiful Songs of Heaven #d14

Beautiful Songs of Zion, a Collection of New and Old Songs #d35

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Crowning Day No. 2 #157

Everlasting Praises No. 4 #d25

Fillmores' Gospel Songs for Young People's Meetings, Prayer Meetings, Revival Meetings, and Sunday School #d27

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Glory and Praise #64

Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d60

Greatest Hymns for use in the Churches #d54

Lasting Hymns No. 2 #d50

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Lasting Hymns #100

New Christian Hymn and Tune Book. Word ed. #d28

Popular Hymns No. 3 #d33

The Children's Hallelujah #d37

The Church and School #d50

The Gospel Call #d11

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The Gospel Call #37

The Hymnal, a Collection of Gospel Songs and Hymns #d63

Voice of Praise #d23

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