Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating
words of the "Let me Go" lyrics, Lewis Hartsough (August 31, 1828-January 1, 1919),
was born in Ithaca, New York, United States and
achieved fame as a Methodist evangelist, minister, hymn writer and gospel song writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Let me Go", William Batchelder Bradbury (October 6, 1816-January 7, 1868),
was born in York, Maine, United States and
became famous as a composer and musician who enjoyed gospel music.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Let me Go
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Lewis Hartsough (August 31, 1828
to January 1, 1919)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: William Batchelder Bradbury (October 6, 1816 to
January 7, 1868)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "1 Let me go where saints are going, To the mansions of the blest"
First Publication Date:
Let me Go Lyrics
1 Let me go where saints are going,
To the mansions of the blest;
Let me go where my Redeemer
Has prepared his people's rest.
I would gain the realms of brightness,
Where they go out nevermore,
I would join the friends that wait me
Over on the other shore.
2 Let me go where none are weary,
Where is raised no wail of woe;
Let me go, and bathe my spirit
In the raptures angels know:
Let me go, for bliss eternal
Lures my soul away, away,
And the victor's song triumphant,
Thrills my heart, I cannot stay.
3 Let me go, why should I tarry?
What has earth to bind me here?
What, but cares, and toils, and sorrows,
What, but death, and pain and fear?
Let me go, for hopes most cherished,
Blasted, round me often lie;
O! I've gathered brightest flowers,
But to see them fade and die.
4 Let me go where tears and sighing
Are forever more unknown;
Where the joyous songs of glory
Call me to a happier home.
Let me go, I'd cease this dying,
I would gain life's fairer plains;
Let me join the myriad harpers,
Let me chant their rapturous strains.
5 Let me go, O speed my journey,
Saints and seraphs lure away;
O! I almost feel the raptures,
That belong to endless day.
Oft methinks I hear the singing
That is only heard above:
Let me go, O speed my going,
Let me go where all is love.