Sign in or signup

6,243 active users!!Bandwidth
TUESDAY
DEC 6, 2016
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff PicksNew Stuff!
CommentsALL -7 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
StoresNew Stuff!
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
About | $1 Signup!
Submit Sermon
Members Only

 
BROWSE | SEARCH BY TITLE, AUTHOR | PRINTER-FRIENDLY

Pop A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Psalter


Find Exact Phrase:
in

Find These Words:
in



God Be with You Till We Meet Again
Acts 20:32
FAREWELL  |  Hymn History  |  Bible Passage
Author: Jeremiah E. Rankin, 1828-1904
Musician: William G. Tomer, 1833-1896

  Play MP3 • Click to listen to the music for this hymn.

God be with you till we meet again;
By His counsels guide, uphold you,
With His sheep securely fold you;
God be with you till we we meet again.

Refrain:
Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet at Jesus' feet;
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we we meet again.

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 we meet again.

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 we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again;
Keep love's banner floating o'er you,
Smite death's threat'ning wave before you;
God be with you till we we meet again.



HYMN HISTORY:

Dr. Jeremiah Rankin minister of the First Congregational Church in Washington D.C., wanted to write a song especially for the conclusion of Christian gatherings.

He consulted the dictionary for the definition of the word 'good-bye', and found it to be a contraction of 'God be with ye'. Very soon the first verse was completed.

Dr. Rankin stated 'the hymn was called forth by no particular person or occasion.' It was just written for a purpose.

After completing the first verse Rankin sent the words to organist William G. Tomer of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church.

Tomer one-time school teacher, writer and clerk in the US Treasury Department, set the single verse to music and sent it back to Rankin who added a further seven verses and a chorus.

The hymn was published in the songbook 'Gospel Bells' and taken up by the gospel singer Ira D. Sankey who introduced it on both sides of the Atlantic.

Those who can remember the famous Ulster evangelist W. P. Nicholson will recall that he always concluded his campaigns with "God Be With You", getting the congregation to stand and wave their pocket handkerchiefs in time with the music. It's a tremendous and moving experience.

Despite its unquestionable popularity critics have torn the hymn to shreds. They point out that the line 'Till we meet,' is repeated some forty times during a single singing.

However, it would appear that this was the intention of the author. Certainly "God Be With You", has been a part of Christian worship all around the world for more than a century.

God be with you till we meet again,
By His counsels guide, uphold you,
With His sheep securely fold you;
Gad be with you till we meet again.

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.

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.

God be with you till we meet again,
Keep love's banner floating o'er you;
Smite death's threat'ning wave before 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.


BIBLE PASSAGE:

32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.



Randy Wages
True Christian Contentment

True Christian Contentment
Sunday Service
Eager Avenue Grace Church
Play! | MP4 | RSS


Hourly: Sweet Fellowship in Dark Days
Rev Maurice Roberts
Greenville Presbyterian...
Staff Picks..

Bruce David Bell
The Message From The Womb

Berean Bible Fellowship
Sunday Service
Play! | MP3

Dr. Peter Masters
Signs of Christ's Presence..

Acts
Metropolitan Tabernacle
Video!Play! | MP4

Sermon: Everybody Wants to Rule the..
David Bodanza

SPONSOR | 7,400+

SPONSOR




                   
I never knew the meaning of God's Word till I was afflicted. ... Martin Luther

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal


MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Android
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV
Apple Watch
Android Wear
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices New!
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcasting
Video Support
Live Webcasting
Transcription
PowerClips
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream

INTEGRATION
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BW
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | FTP | Dropbox
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Support Us | Feedback Fridays New!