When shall we meet again? Meet ne'er to sever?

When shall we meet again? Meet ne'er to sever?

Author: Alaric Alexander Wats
Published in 324 hymnals

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1 When shall we meet again,
Meet ne'er to sever?
When will peace wreathe her chain
Round us forever?
Our hearts will ne'er repose,
Safe from each blast that blows,
In this dark vale of woes,
Never--no, never!!

2 When shall love freely flow
Pure as life's river?
When shall sweet friendship glow
Changeless forever?
Where joys celestial thrill,
Where bliss each heart shall fill,
And fears of parting chill
Never--no, never!

3 Soon shall we meet again,
Meet ne'er to sever;
Soon shall peace wreathe her chain
Round us forever;
Our hearts will then repose
Secure from worldly woes;
Our songs of praise shall close
Never--no, never!

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #265

Author: Alaric Alexander Wats

Watts, A. A., p. 1236, i. We find from Alaric Watts: A Narrative of his Life. By his son Alaric Alfred Watts, 2 vols., 1884, that the date of his birth was March 16, 1797, and of his death April 5, 1864. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: When shall we meet again? Meet ne'er to sever?
Author: Alaric Alexander Wats
Copyright: Public Domain

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