When shall we meet again?
Meet ne’er to sever?
When will peace wreathe her chain
Round us forever?
Our hearts will ne’er repose,
Safe from each blast that blows,
In this dark vale of woes,
Never, no, never!

When shall love freely flow,
Pure as life’s river?
When shall sweet friendship glow,
Changeless for ever!
Where joys celestial thrill,
Where bliss each heart shall fill,
And fears of parting chill,
Never, no, never!

Up to that world of light,
Take us, dear Saviour!
May we all there unite,
Happy for ever!
Where kindred spirits dwell
There may our music swell;
And time our joys dispel,
Never, no, never!

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