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Friend after friend departs Who hath not




Friend after friend departs;
Who hath not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts,
That finds not here an end:
Were this frail world our only rest,
Living or dying, none were blest.


Beyond the flight of time,
Beyond this vale of death,
There surely is some blessèd clime
Where life is not a breath,
Nor life’s affections transient fire,
Whose sparks fly upward and expire.


There is a world above,
Where parting is unknown,
A whole eternity of love,
Formed for the good alone;
And faith beholds the dying here
Translated to that happier sphere.


Thus star by star declines,
Till all are passed away,
As morning high and higher shines
To pure and perfect day;
Nor sink those stars in empty night,
But hide themselves in Heaven’s own light.


---Alternative verses---


Friend after friend departs;
Who hath not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts,
That finds not here an end:
Were this frail world our final rest,
Living or dying, none were blest.

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 8 6 8 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1824
      Bible Refs: Heb 4:9;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1899# 617
      1866# 1214
      MUSIC
      Name: LAMENT
      Meter: 6 6 8 6 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
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        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 617Ab
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        6 6 8 6 8 8

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