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To leave my dear friends, and with neighbors to part

To leave my dear friends, and with neighbors to part

Author: Parley Parker Pratt
Tune: THE BOWER OF PRAYER
Published in 105 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1.
To leave my dear friends, and with neighbors to part,
And go from my home, it afflicts not my heart,
Like thoughts of absenting myself for a day
From that blessed retreat where I've chosen to pray,
I've chosen to pray.

2.
Dear bower where the pine and the poplar have spread,
And wove, with their branches, a roof o'er my head,
How oft have I knelt on the evergreen there,
And poured out my soul to my Savior in prayer,
My Savior in prayer.

3.
The early shrill notes of the loved nightingale
That dwelt in my bower, I observed as my bell,
To call me to duty, while birds of the air
Sing anthems of praises as I went to prayer,
As I went to prayer.

4.
How sweet were the zephyrs perfumed by the pine,
The ivy, the balsam, and wild eglantine;
But sweeter, ah! sweeter, superlative were
The joys I have tasted in answer to prayer,
In answer to prayer.

5.
For Jesus, my Savior, oft deigned there to meet,
And blessed with his presence my humble retreat
Oft filled me with rapture and blessedness there,
Inditing, in heaven's own language, my prayer,
Own language my prayer.

6.
Dear bower, I must leave you and bid you adieu,
And pay my devotions in parts that are new,
For Jesus, my Savior, resides everywhere,
And can, in all places give answer to prayer,
Give answer to prayer.



Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #70

Author: Parley Parker Pratt

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Text Information

First Line: To leave my dear friends, and with neighbors to part
Author: Parley Parker Pratt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d803

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #353

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #495

A Collection of Sacred Hymns, Adapted to the Faith and Views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #d101

A Collection of Sacred Hymns, Adapted to the Faith and Views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #d132

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #237

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d498

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns for Social Worship and Pravate Devotion #d97

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d507

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d139

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Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages #192

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d961

Conference Hymns for Social Worship. 8th ed. #d137

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d126

General Baptist Hymn Book #d488

Harmonia Ecclesiae #d273

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d390

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B253

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b253

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d298

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Hymns for Social Meetings #138

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a564

Manual of Hymns #d108

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Methodist Social Hymn Book #177

Musical Gems. 7th ed. #d88

Pilgrim Songster #d104

Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d347

Revival Hymns #d67

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Revival Hymns #113

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Revival Songs #37

Revival Songs. 4th ed. #d254

Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints. 25th ed. #d318

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Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (20th ed.) #228

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Sacred Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (14th ed.) #228

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Sacred Melodies for Conference and Prayer Meetings, and for Social and Private Devotion (13th ed.) #26

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #159

Sacred Melodies #d84

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Sacred Melodies #26

Select Hymns #d189

Select Hymns #d464

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Select Hymns #321

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d250

Select Melodies, Comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use not Found in the Standard Methodist Episcopal Hymnal #d253

Social Melodies #d134

Songs for Young and Old #d164

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Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #87a

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Songs of Pilgrimage #1508

Songs of Zion #d187

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Songs of Zion, Being a New Selection of Hymns, Designed for Revival and Social Meetings #126

Songs of Zion. 8th ed. #d116

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Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist #100

Spiritual Melodies #d322

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d378

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #180

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The American Vocalist #291b

The Bible Harp #d285

The Canadian Minstrel #d86

The Christian Companion; or, Camp-Meeting Hymn Book #d91

The Christian Harmony #d365

The Christian Hymn Book #d651

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d652

The Christian Lyre #d449

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The Christian Psalmist #603

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The Christian Songster #17

The Church Harp #d102

The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d135

The Conference Meeting Hymn Book, for the Use of All Who Love Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 5th ed. #d120

The Golden Harp #d138

The Good Old Songs #d583

The Good Old Songs #d583

The Gospel Hymnal #d651

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The Harp #93

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The Jubilee Harp #564

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The Little Sower for Sabbath Schools #53

The Millennial Harp #d475

The Millennial Harp #d234

The New and Improved Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d138

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d250

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d289

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The Religious Songster #15

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The Revivalist #345

The Sacred Harp #100

The Sacred Harp #100

The Sacred Harp. New ed. #d81

The Sacred Melodeon #d105

The Saints' Harp #d940

The Select Hymn and Song Book #d325

The Singer's Choice #d200

The Social Harp #26

The Social Harp #d322

The Social Harp. Rev. #d387

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #70

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion. New edition, thoroughly revised and much enlarged #70

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The Sweet Singer of Israel #7

The Temple Harp #d356

The Vestry Harp #d194

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