Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating
words of the "We'll Never Say Goodbye" lyrics, Anzentia Igene Perry Chapman (February 13, 1849-April 25, 1889),
was born in Ingham County, Michigan, United States and
achieved fame as a evangelist and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "We'll Never Say Goodbye", John Harrison Tenney (November 22, 1840-1918),
was born in Rowley, Massachusetts, United States and
became famous as a editor, deacon in the Congregational Church, composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: We'll Never Say Goodbye
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Anzentia Igene Perry Chapman (February 13, 1849
to April 25, 1889)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: John Harrison Tenney (November 22, 1840 to
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: "With friends on earth we meet in gladness, While swift the moments fly"
First Publication Date:
We'll Never Say Goodbye Lyrics
With friends on earth we meet in gladness,
While swift the moments fly,
Yet ever comes the tho't of sadness,
That we must say, "Goodbye."
We'll never say goodbye in Heav'n,
We'll never say goodbye,
For in that land of joy and song,
We'll never say goodbye.
How joyful is the hope that lingers,
When loved ones cross death's sea,
That we, when all earth's toils are ended,
With Thee shall ever be.
No parting words shall e'er be spoken,
In yonder home so fair,
But songs of joy, and peace, and gladness,
We'll sing forever there.