Good Bye

Goodbye, goodbye, with grateful hearts

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Good by! good by] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Good by! good by!
with grateful hearts, we raise our parting chorus,
For well we know, where'er we go,
Our Father's care is o'er us.

Good by! good by!
Bright moments fly, But leave a gift in passing by;
God bless us all, God bless us all,
Good by, good by.

2 Good by! good by!
In varied paths, His loving hand may guide us,
But good or ill, 'tis blessing still,
When Jesus walks beside us. [Chorus]

3 Good by! good by!
For coming days his grace is our best treasure,
The joys that last when time is past,
Be ours, in boundless measure. [Chorus]

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #154

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Goodbye, goodbye, with grateful hearts
Title: Good Bye
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Goodbye! goodbye!
Copyright: Public Domain



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