Scripture Verse

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee. Numbers 6:24

Introduction

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George C. Hugg
(1848–1907)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in Light in the Val­ley (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1898), num­ber 13.

Music: George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Oat­man or Hugg, would you ?

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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
(1856–1922)

Lyrics

These scenes so bright, now take their flight
As birds in summer seem to fly;
Again we stand with parting hand,
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

Refrain

Goodbye, goodbye, we breathe a sigh,
We say farewell with tear-dimmed eye;
God bless you all, God keep you all,
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

As oft we meet, and dear ones greet,
Heart speaks to heart and eye to eye;
Time speeds away, and soon we say,
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

Refrain

Sometime we’ll meet, sometime we’ll greet
Each other in that land on high;
There we will stay, and never say,
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

Refrain