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My dearest, lovely, native land,
Where peace and pleasure grow,
Where joy, with fairest softest hand,
Wipes off the tears of woe;
Thy Sabbath's laws, and happy shores,
And name I love them well,
And looking o'er those richest stores,
How can I say farewell?
Tune Title: MISSIONARY'S ADIEUFirst Line: My dearest, lovely, native landComposer: Joseph FunkMeter: CMDIncipit: 51712 33534 12315Key: A MajorSource: A Compilation of Genuine Church Music, by Joseph Funk, 4th edition, 1847