Missionary's Farewell, The

DESCRIPTION: "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
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: religious separation home
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 641, "The Missionary's Farewell" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7565
NOTES [16 words]: Variously, and probably falsely, attributed to William Walker and the Reverend S. F. Smith. - RBW
File: R641

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