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Friend's Parting Hymn

Representative Text

1 Our souls, by love together knit,
Cemented, mixed in one,
One hope, one heart, one mind, one voice,
'Tis heaven one earth begun.

2 Our hearts have often burned within,
And glowed with sacred fire,
While Jesus spoke, and fed, and blessed,
And filled th' enlarged desire.

3 The little cloud increases still,
The heavens are big with rain;
We haste to catch the teeming shower,
And all its moisture drain.

4 A rill, a stream, a torrent flows!
But pour a mighty flood;
Oh, sweep the nations, shake the earth,
Till all proclaim thee God!

5 And when thou mak'st thy jewels up,
And sett'st thy starry crown;
When all thy sparkling gems shall shine,
Proclaimed by thee thine own:

6 May we, a little band of love,
We sinners, saved by grace,
From glory unto glory changed,
Behold thee face to face.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #516

Author: W. E. Miller

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Text Information

First Line: Our souls by love together knit
Title: Friend's Parting Hymn
Author: W. E. Miller
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A Savior let creation sing
Copyright: Public Domain


Our souls by love together knit. From W. E. Miller's Original and Select Hymns, 1802.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


GERALD (Spohr)



Like MILES LANE (470), CORONATION was written for this text. Oliver Holden (b. Shirley, MA, 1765; d. Charlestown, MA, 1844) composed the tune in four parts with a duet in the third phrase. The tune, whose title comes from the theme of Perronet's text, was published in Holden's Union Harmony (1793).…

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