These scenes, so bright, now take their flight

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [These scenes so bright, now take their flight]
Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 These scenes, so bright, now take their flight
As birds in summer seem to fly;
Again we stand with parting hand,
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye.

Good-bye, good-bye, we breathe a sigh,
We say farewell with tear-dimmed eye;
God bless you all, God keep you all,
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye.

2 As oft we meet, and dear ones greet,
Heart speaks to heart and eye to eye;
Time speeds away, and soon we say,
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye. [Chorus]

3 Sometime we'll meet, sometime we'll greet,
Each other in that land on high;
There we will stay, and never say,
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye. [Chorus]

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Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: These scenes, so bright, now take their flight
Title: Goodbye
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Good bye, good bye, we breathe a sigh
Copyright: Public Domain



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