Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.@Matthew 28:19–20
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Samuel F. Smith (1808–1895)

Sam­u­el F. Smith, in the Man­u­al of Chris­tian Psal­mo­dy, ed­it­ed by Ru­fus Bab­cock, Da­vid Greene & Lo­well Ma­son (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Per­kins & Mar­vin, 1832), pag­es 577–78. Mis­sion­a­ry Fare­well.

Se­gur Jo­seph P. Hol­brook, 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph P. Holbrook
(1822–1888)

Yes, my native land, I love thee;
All thy scenes, I love them well;
Friends, connections, happy country!
Can I bid you all farewell?
Can I leave you—can I leave you,
Far in heathen lands to dwell?

Home! thy joys are passing lovely;
Joys no stranger-heart can tell!
Happy home! ’tis sure I love thee!
Can I—can I say—Farewell?
Can I leave you—can I leave you,
Far in heathen lands to dwell?

Scenes of sacred peace and pleasure,
Holy days and Sabbath bell.
Richest, brightest, sweetest treasure!
Can I say a last farewell?
Can I leave you—can I leave you,
Far in heathen lands to dwell?

Yes! I hasten from you gladly,
From the scenes I loved so well!
Far away, ye billows, bear me;
Lovely native land, farewell!
Pleased I leave thee—pleased I leave thee
Far in heathen lands to dwell.

In the deserts let me labor,
On the mountains let me tell
How He died—the blessèd Savior—
To redeem a world from hell!
Let me hasten, let me hasten
Far in heathen lands to dwell.

Bear me on, thou restless ocean;
Let the winds my canvas swell—
Heaves my heart with warm emotion,
While I go far hence to dwell.
Glad I bid thee, glad I bid thee,
Native land! Farewell—Farewell!