Never to Say Farewell

We journey to the home above

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [We journey to the home above]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We journey to the home above,
Never to say farewell,
To yon fair palaces of love,
Never to say farewell;
Within that glorious summer land
The many jewel’d mansions stand,
And there’ll we’ll meet, at God’s right hand,
Never to say farewell.

Never to say farewell,
Never to say farewell,
Oh, we shall meet at God’s right hand,
Never to say farewell.

2 We’ll meet our sainted parents there,
Never to say farewell,
And heav’n with sisters, brothers share,
Never to say farewell;
Upon the plains of perfect light,
Upon the pavements golden bright,
We’ll walk with them enrobed in white,
Never to say farewell. [Refrain]

3 We’ll meet beyond life’s swelling flood,
Never to say farewell,
Redeemed and washed in Jesus’ blood,
Never to say farewell;
Earth’s long, long night will pass away,
Dissolving into heavenly day,
And we shall with our loved ones stay,
Never to say farewell. [Refrain]

4 Oh, what a blessed hope is this,
Never to say farewell!
What pure and perfect happiness,
Never to say farewell!
Delivered from all sin and pain,
To reach yon fair, celestial plain,
And meet the loved and lost again,
Never to say farewell. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #138

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We journey to the home above
Title: Never to Say Farewell
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Never to say farewell



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