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Missionary Farewell

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Wm. Walker

1.

Yes, my native land, I love thee,

All thy scenes I love them well;

Friends, connections, happy country;

Can I bid you all farewell;

Can I leave you, Can I leave you,

Far in heathen lands to dwell;

(Repeat previous 2 lines)

2.

Home! thy joys are passing lovely!

Joys no stranger heart can tell!

Happy home! 'tis sure I love thee!

Can I, can I say farewell?

Can I leave thee, can I leave thee,

Far in heathen lands to dwell;

(Repeat previous 2 lines)

3.

Scenes of sacred peace and pleasure,

Holy days and Sabbath bell.

Richest, brightest, sweetest treasure!

Can I say a last farewell?

Can I leave you, Can I leave you,

Far in heathen lands to dwell;

(Repeat previous 2 lines)

4.

Yes, I hasten from you gladly,

From the scenes I loved so well!

Far away, ye billows, bear me;

Lovely, native land, farewell!

Pleased I leave thee, Pleased I leave thee,

Far in heathen lands to dwell;

(Repeat previous 2 lines)

5.

In the deserts let me labor,

On the mountains let me tell

How he died—the blessed Savior—

To redeem a world from hell!

Let me hasten, Let me hasten,

Far in heathen lands to dwell;

(Repeat previous 2 lines)

6.

Bear me on, thou restless ocean;

Let the winds my canvas swell—

Heaves my heart with warm emotion,

While I go far hence do dwell.

Glad I leave thee, Glad I leave thee,

Native land, Farewell! Farewell!

(Repeat previous 2 lines)

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