God be with you till we meet again

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God be with you till we meet again;
By His counsels guide, uphold you,
With His sheep in love enfold you;
God be with you till we meet again.
  Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus’ feet;
Till we meet, till we meet,
  God be with you till we meet again.
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God be with you till we meet again!
’Neath His wings protecting hide you,
Daily manna still provide you;
God be with you till we meet again!
3
God be with you till we meet again!
When life’s perils thick confound you,
Put His arms unfailing round you;
God be with you till we meet again!
4
God be with you till we meet again!
Keep love’s banner floating o’er you,
Smite death’s threatening wave before you;
God be with you till we meet again!
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William Titi

Yaounde, Centre, Cameroon

Really touching. I was feeling sad and weary when I came accros this song on you tube. I was a video staged by the Tabernacle Choir. I was moved and comforted even though I cried as I repeatedly watched and listened. Three days later my former school principal lost her mom. I couldn't travel for the burial because of the current armed conflict in my country Cameron. So I shared the link to her inbox. She felt so sorrowful. She said she too cannot travel to the village for the burial because of the insecurity. But promised to listen to the song all day long and feel she was telling her mom that God will be with her till they meet again...

This song has always been on my lips


Lukisa Christoms

Kampala, Buloba, Uganda

Tis so emotional!


Galauzani Chirwa

Lusaka, Zambia

Soul soothing gospel song and Blessing song.


Nana Kofi Mbeah

Sekondi-Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana

One of the most passionate and emotional hymns of all time.

I felt the power of this hymn, when my late grandmother’s best friend, sang it in her late husband’s funeral.


Peter Kimiti

Nairobi, Central, Kenya

I'm really blessed by this song, we used to sing the song back in my high school during closing day.


Anonymous

Lovely


Jusa

Atambua, East Timor, Indonesia

I sing thing song over and over during my duty in East Timor and I feel so trembled by the meaning on how Lord Jesus will protect me. Blessed His Holy name.


Motunrayo Akindeju

Somolu, Lagos, Nigeria

Good song. Can I get the Yoruba translation?


Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

"It was written as a Christian good-bye, and first sung in the First Congregational Church, of which I was minister for fifteen years. We had Gospel meetings on Sunday nights, and our music was intentionally of the popular kind. I wrote the first stanza, and sent it to two gentlemen for music. The music which seemed to me to best suit the words was written by T. G. Tomer, teacher of public schools in New Jersey, at one time on the staff of General 0. 0. Howard. After receiving the music (which was revised by Dr. J. W. Bischoff, the organist of my church), I wrote the other stanzas." - Jeremiah Eames Rankin in 'Dictionary of Hymnology' by Julian.

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Stanza 4 above was printed on postcards to soldiers.

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There are 4 additional stanzas which are usually omitted:

2b. God be with you till we meet again;

With the oil of joy anoint you;

Sacred ministries appoint you;

God be with you till we meet again.

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3b. God be with you till we meet again;

Of His promises remind you;

For life’s upper garner bind you;

God be with you till we meet again.

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3c. God be with you till we meet again;

Sicknesses and sorrows taking,

Never leaving or forsaking;

God be with you till we meet again.

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5. God be with you till we meet again;

Ended when for you earth’s story,

Israel’s chariot sweep to glory;

God be with you till we meet again.


Fortune Ngwenya

Manchester, United Kingdom

Beautiful hymn, so inspiring; surely enjoyed the service in Leeds UK today....