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O where tell me where has my dearest father gone

O where tell me where has my dearest father gone

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1 Willie.
1 O where, tell me where, has my dearest father gone?
O where, tell me where, has my dearest father gone?
I miss his kind approving voice, his gentle words of love,
I miss the pleasant walks I took
With him to yonder grove.

2 O where, tell me where, has my dearest father gone?
O where, tell me where, has my dearest father gone?
I miss the sweet tones of his voice, when we are bow'd in prayer,
I gaze, where oft he used to kneel, but O, he is not there.

3 O where, tell me where, has my dearest father gone?
O where, tell me where, has my dearest father gone?

Mother.
Thy father is at rest, my child, at home with God above;
Yet from his blest abode in heaven, still looks on us in love.

Willie.
4 O when, tell me when, shall I see his face again,
And how, tell me how, shall I reach that blessed plain?

Mother.
When all your work on earth is done, and you are call'd to die,
If you have served your father's God, you'll meet him then on high.

Willie.
5 O then, surely then, we shall have a joyful time,
And we will stay, ever stay, in that bright and glorious clime,
For you'll be there, and sister dear, with all the friends we love;
But best of all, the Saviour too, dwells in that home above.

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #152b

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Linden Harp #152b

The Church Harp #d70

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