A Son's Farewell

I hear the Gospel's joyful sound

Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I hear the gospel's joyful sound,
An organ I shall be,
For to sound forth redeeming love,
And sinner's misery.

2 Honor'd parents fare you well,
My Jesus doth me call;
I leave you here with God until
I meet you once for all.

3 With due affections I'll forsake
My parents and their house,
And to the wilderness betake,
To pay the Lord my vows.

4 Then thro' the wilderness I'll run,
Preaching the gospel free;
O be not anxious for your son,
The Lord will comfort me.

5 And if through preaching I shall gain
True subjects to my Lord,
'Twill more than recompense my pain,
To see them love his word.

6 My soul doth wish Mount Sion well,
What'er becomes of me:
Ther my best friends and kindred dwell,
And there I long to be.

Source: Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #XLV

Text Information

First Line: I hear the Gospel's joyful sound
Title: A Son's Farewell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

A Collection of Hymns, selected from sundry poets #XXIV

A New Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 3rd ed. #d8

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #XLI

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #d74

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #25

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The Discipline of the United Freewill Baptist Church #58

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