1. Our cheerful voices let us raise,
And sing a parting song;
Although I’m with you now, my friends,
I can’t be with you long;
For I must go and leave you all:
It fills my heart with pain;
Although we part, perhaps in tears,
I trust we’ll meet again.
2. Dear friends, farewell, I do you tell,
Since you and I must part;
I go away, and here you stay,
But still we’re joined in heart.
Your love to me has been most free,
Your conversation sweet;
How can I bear to journey where
With you I cannot meet?
Author: Early American (unknown)
Hesperian Harp: Page 106
Yamaha PSS480 Instrumentation: Three Violins, Cello