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

Notes

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)

Tune

GERALD (Spohr)


WASHINGTON


CORONATION (Holden)

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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