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Loved One, Farewell Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of the venerated hymn begin with "Birds are rejoicing, O'er hill and dell" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Loved One, Farewell" hymn were written by its American author Mary Bridges Canedy Slade. The author of the hymn, Mary Bridges Canedy Slade, was born on January 18, 1826 and died on April 15, 1882. The invigorating music that accompanies the "Loved One, Farewell" song of praise was composed by Asa Brooks Everett.  The composer of the music to the "Loved One, Farewell" hymn, Asa Brooks Everett, was born on September 1828 and died on September 1875. We have placed "Loved One, Farewell" in the category of Funeral Songs. Enjoy the encouraging lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

Loved One, Farewell Hymn
Title: Loved One, Farewell *** Name of Composer: Asa Brooks Everett *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Mary Bridges Canedy Slade *** Hymns Category: Funeral Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the rousing words of the "Loved One, Farewell" lyrics, Mary Bridges Canedy Slade (January 18, 1826-April 15, 1882), was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States and achieved fame as a minister's wife, teacher and hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Loved One, Farewell", Asa Brooks Everett (September 1828-September 1875), was born in Virginia, United States and became famous as a teacher, composer and musician. Everett also wrote many Gospel songs.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Loved One, Farewell
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Mary Bridges Canedy Slade (January 18, 1826 to April 15, 1882)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Asa Brooks Everett (September 1828 to September 1875)
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Birds are rejoicing, O'er hill and dell"
First Publication Date: 1876


Loved One, Farewell Lyrics

Birds are rejoicing,
O'er hill and dell;
Hushed is thy voicing,
Sweeter that fell.
Friend of our happy days,
Brother of prayer and praise,
Thine own sweet music says,
Loved one, farewell!

Thou hast ascended,
Where angels dwell;
Where, earth songs ended,
Heav'n's anthems swell.
Safe, all the saints among,
Blest with the praising throng,
Singing the new made songs,
Loved one, farewell!

Salvation's story
Then thou wilt tell;
Triumphs of glory,
Thy voice shall swell.
Rest thou, oh, friend so dear,
Thy precious Savior near,
Where God shall wipe each tear,
Loved one, farewell!

Safe from thee turning,
Grief's tones will knell;
Hard, hard the learning,
God doeth well!
Till, be it soon or late,
Up, at the pearly gate,
We meet, oh watch and wait,
Loved one, farewell!

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