by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Willie's gone to Heaven
Language: English 
Little Willie's gone to Heaven, 
Praise the Lord! 
All his sings have been forgiven, 
Praise the Lord! 

Joyful let your voices rise, 
Do not come with tearful eyes, 
Willie's dwelling in the skies, 
Willie's gone to Heaven! 

Little Willie murmured never, 
Praise the Lord! 
Willie's soul will live forever, 
Praise the Lord! 

In departing he was cheerful, 
Praise the Lord! 
He was hopeful, never fearful, 
Praise the Lord! 

All the light on him was broken, 
Praise the Lord! 
That from Christ was kindly spoken, 
Praise the Lord!


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Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
Line count: 20
Word count: 87