The Lord bless thee, and keep thee.@Numbers 6:24
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George C. Hugg (1848-1907)

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

George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856-1922)

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