“The Missionary's Farewell”


"Yes, my native land I love thee, All thy scenes I love them well... Can I leave thee, can I leave thee, Far in heathen lands to dwell?" The singer rehearses all that (he) would be leaving, but concludes that preaching the gospel is worth it


Variously, and probably falsely, attributed to William Walker and the Reverend S. F. Smith. - RBW


  1. Randolph 641, "The Missionary's Farewell" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7565
  3. BI, R641


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Randolph)
Found in: US(So)