We're tenting tonight on the old camp ground

We're tenting tonight on the old camp ground

Author: W. Kittredge
Tune: [We're tenting tonight on the old camp ground]
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 We're tenting to-night on the old camp ground,
Give us a song to cheer
Our weary hearts, a song of home,
And friends we love so dear.
Many are the hearts that are weary tonight,
Wishing for the war to cease;
Many are the hearts looking for the right,
To see the dawn of peace.
Tenting to-night,
Tenting to-night,
Tenting on the old camp ground.

2 We've been tenting to-night on the old camp ground,
Thinking of days gone by,
Of the lov'd ones at home that gave us the hand,
And the tear that said "good-bye!"
Many are the hearts that are weary tonight,
Wishing for the war to cease;
Many are the hearts looking for the right,
To see the dawn of peace.
Tenting to-night,
Tenting to-night,
Tenting on the old camp ground.

3 We are tired of war on the old camp ground,
Many are dead and gone,
Of the brave and true who've left their homes,
Others been wounded long.
Many are the hearts that are weary tonight,
Wishing for the war to cease;
Many are the hearts looking for the right,
To see the dawn of peace.
Tenting to-night,
Tenting to-night,
Tenting on the old camp ground.

4 We've been fighting to-day on the old camp ground,
Many are lying near;
Some are dead and some are dying,
Many are in tears.
Many are the hearts that are weary tonight,
Wishing for the war to cease;
Many are the hearts looking for the right,
To see the dawn of peace.
Dying to-night,
Dying to-night,
Dying on the old camp ground.

Source: Songs of Service: for use in assemblies of young people and older boys and girls #114

Author: W. Kittredge

Born: October 8, 1834, Reed’s Ferry, Merrimack, New Hampshire. Died: July 8, 1905, Reed’s Ferry, Merrimack, New Hampshire. Buried: Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack, New Hampshire. A popular secular musician, Kittredge wrote over 500 songs and ballads, many dealing with the American civil war, including "The War Will Soon Be Over," "When They Come Marching Home," "Tenting on the Old Campground." --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We're tenting tonight on the old camp ground
Author: W. Kittredge
Refrain First Line: Many dear saints are weary tonight

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Chautauqua Hymns & Songs #d84
Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #d14
Responsive Vesper Services for use at Chautauqua Assemblies.... #d63
Second Advent Hymn Book #d117
Songs of Service: for use in assemblies of young people and older boys and girls #114TextPage Scan
The Army and Navy Hymnal #P7Page Scan



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