The Vacant Chair

We shall meet, but we shall miss him

Tune: [We shall meet but we shall miss him] (Root)
Published in 2 hymnals

Full Text

1 We shall meet, but we shall miss him,
There will be one vacant chair;
We shall linger to caress him,
When we breathe our ev'ning pray'r.
When a year ago we gathered,
Joy was in his mild blue eye,
But a golden cord is severed.
And our hopes in ruin lie.

Chorus:
We shall meet, but we shall miss him,
There will be one vacant chair;
We shall linger to caress him,
When we breathe our ev'ning pray'r.

2 At our fireside sad and lonely,
Often will the bosom swell
At remembrance of the story
How our noble Willie fell;
How he strove to bear our banner
Thro' the thickest of the fight,
And uphold our country's honor
In the strength of manhood's might. [Chorus]

3 True, they tell us wreaths of glory
Evermore will deck his brow,
But this soothes the anguish only
Sweeping o'er our heart strings now.
Sleep today, O early fallen,
In thy green and narrow bed;
Dirges from the pine and cypress
Mingle with the tears we shed. [Chorus]

Source: Seth Parker's Hymnal #194

Text Information

First Line: We shall meet, but we shall miss him
Title: The Vacant Chair
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We shall meet, but we shall miss him
Publication Date: 1862
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Edward MacHugh's Treasury of Gospel Hymns and Poems #61Page Scan
Seth Parker's Hymnal #194TextPage Scan
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements