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Moreno. L.M.

An E minor camp meeting tune in 2/4 time. Composed 2008-13.

Text from Divine Hymns, 1797.

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Description

Named for Kevin Griffin Moreno, of Baltimore, MD; and presented to him as a birthday gift at Wilson's Chapel, Georgia, in 2008. An excellent singer and passionate Sacred Harp song leader (not to mention gifted photographer, storyteller, and travelling companion nonpareil), Kevin has also been  a great friend.

Text

Farewell dear brethren of the Lord,
And I cannot tarry here with you!
Yet we believe his gracious word,
And I cannot tarry here with you!

I want to hear the story,
And I want to go in glory!
The gospel sounds the jubilee!

Farewell my earthly friends below,
And I cannot tarry here with you!
My savior calls, and I must go,
And I cannot tarry here with you!

I want to hear the story,
And I want to go in glory!
The gospel sounds the jubilee!

Farewell to all below the sun,
And I cannot tarry here with you!
The path is straight my feet shall run,
And I cannot tarry here with you!

I want to hear the story,
And I want to go in glory!
The gospel sounds the jubilee!