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Softly sing our parting lay

Softly sing our parting lay

Author: Mrs. A. M. Adams
Tune: LEE (White)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Softly sing our parting lay,
Volume four we close today;
Aspiration, courage, cheer,
All are found recorded here.
Lay this treasured book aside,
Other volumes open wide,
Rend we must our mutual bond,
Grasp alone the more beyond!

2 Grasping things to us now sealed,
Hidden truths will be revealed,
Myriad wonders meet our eyes,
Minds to higher levels rise.
We would lighten others’ cares,
Lift them heav’nward unawares;
Not for self alone would live,
Much received, would freely give.

3 Comrades, faint not, do not tire,
After nobler things aspire;
Ever onward, ne’er despond,
This our signal, "More beyond."
Glorious race may each one run,
Priceless plaudits hear—"Well done,
Lay then every burden down;
Welcome, victor, wear thy crown."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8752

Author: Mrs. A. M. Adams

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Text Information

First Line: Softly sing our parting lay
Author: Mrs. A. M. Adams
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8752
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #8752

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