So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

A Soldier's Farewell

Translator: L. C. Elson

(no biographical information available about L. C. Elson.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How can I bear to leave thee
Title: A Soldier's Farewell
Translator: L. C. Elson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Farewell, farewell, my own true love
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

[When storms around are sweeping] (Plötz)

This tune is misattributed to Johanna Kinkel. She was a musician who composed a tune to her husband's (Johann Gottfried Kinkel) poem, "Des Lehnsmanns Abschied" or "Ritters Abschied", first line: "Weh dass wir scheiden müssen." Otto Plötz also composed a tune to this poem in 1859. Plötz's tune is…

Go to tune page >


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
Page Scan

Hymn and Tune Book for Schools and Colleges #93

Page Scan

Ocean Grove Christian Songs #143

Page Scan

The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection #217

Page Scan

The Chapel Hymnal #S26

Page Scan

The Service Song Book #201

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.