“Departed Loved Ones”


"Is it wrong to wish to meet them Who were dear to us in life?" "I've a mother up in heaven, And oh, tell me if you will, Will my mother know her children When to glory they will go?" The singer thinks of family and how they live in heaven


This may be an elaboration "We Have Fathers Gone to Heaven," or that piece may be an expanded repetition of a single version of this. Dependence seems nearly certain -- but since "We Have Fathers" is just a set of stanzas repeated with variations, they must be listed separately. - RBW

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 525, "Departed Loved Ones" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11818
  3. BI, Br3525


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (SFLQ)
Keywords: religious death
Found in: US(SE)