A Parting Hymn We Sing

A parting hymn we sing

Author: Aaron R. Wolfe (1858)
Published in 128 hymnals

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1 A parting hymn we sing
Around Thy table, Lord;
Again our grateful tribute bring,
Our solemn vows record.

2 Here have we seen Thy face,
And felt your presence here;
So may the savor of Thy grace
In word and life appear.

3 The purchase of Thy blood,
By sin no longer led,
The path our dear Redeemer trod
May we rejoicing tread.

4 In self-forgetting love
Be our communion shown,
Until we join the church above,
And know as we are known.

The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: Aaron R. Wolfe

Wolfe, Aaron Robarts, was born at Mendham, New Jersey, Sep. 6, 1821, and educated at Williams College, 1844; and the Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1851. On April 9, 1851, he was licensed by the Third Presbytery of New York. For some lime he had charge of a school for young ladies at Tallahassee, Florida; and in 1859 he established "The Hillside Seminary for Young Ladies" at Montclair, New Jersey. In 1858 he contributed 7 hymns under the signature "A. R. W." to Hastings's Church Melodies. These are:— 1. A Parting hymn we sing. Close of Holy Communion. 2. Complete in Thee, no work of mine. Complete in Christ. Published in the N. Y. Evangelist, 1850 or 51. 3. Draw near, O Holy Dove, draw near. Holy Communion. 4. How… Go to person page >

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First Line: A parting hymn we sing
Title: A Parting Hymn We Sing
Author: Aaron R. Wolfe (1858)
Language: English



SCHUMANN is one of many hymn tunes arranged by Lowell Mason (PHH 96). He first published the arrangement in Cantica Laudis (1850), a collection he edited with George J. Webb (PHH 559). First called WHITE, the tune was marked "Arr. from Schumann" and was thus ascribed to the German composer Robert A.…

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DENNIS (Nägeli)

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #375
The Cyber Hymnal #5564
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