Old Church Yard, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh come, come with me to the old church yard, I well know the path through the soft green sward, Our friends slumber there we were wont to regard." The singer recalls the dead, gone from their troubles, and points out that they will rise again
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1856 (Frances E. Percival, "Sweet Home, or, Friendship's Golden Altar")
KEYWORDS: religious death
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 620, "The Old Church Yard" (1 text, 1 tune)
AbrahamsRiddle, pp. 90-91, "The Old Church Yard" (1 text, 1 tune)
Wolf-AmericanSongSheets, #1716, p. 115, "The Old Kirk-Yard" (1 reference)

Roud #3386
NOTES [57 words]: Randolph was told that this was a Millerite (early Adventist) hymn. If this was typical of their music, that might go almost as far to explain the failure of the Millerites as the fact that Miller's predictions of the end of the world were consistently wrong. It appears in fact to be an Americanization of the song "The old kirk-yard." - RBW
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File: R620

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