“Our Cheerful Voices (Separation)”


"Our cheerful voices let us raise, And sing a parting song, Although, dear friends, I'm with you now. I can't be with you long." The singer hopes to meet friends again, wishes the Lord would come, and hopes to be taken away by the last Trump


This piece is titles "Parting Friends" in the Sacred Harp, but is not to be confused with "Farewell My Friends (Parting Friends; I'm Bound for Canaan)." - RBW


  1. MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 204-205, "Our Cheerful Voice" (1 text)
  2. Roud #13951
  3. BI, MHAp204


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Henry, from Granville Gadsey)
Keywords: religious death
Found in: US(Ap)