The Parting Glass
(Sympathy Memorial Poems)
Oh all the time that e’er I spent
I spent it in good company ..
And any harm that e’er I’ve done
I trust it was to none but me.
May those I’ve loved through all the years
Have memories now they’ll e’er recall ..
So fill me to the parting glass
Goodnight, and joy be with you all.
Oh all the comrades that e’er I had
Are sorry for my going away ..
And all the loved ones that e’er I had
Would wish me one more day to stay.
But since it falls
unto my lot ..
That I should leave
and you should not.
I’ll gently rise
and I’ll softly call ..
Goodnight, and joy
be with you all.
Of all good times that e’er we shared
I leave to you fond memory ..
And for all the friendship that e’er we had
I ask you to remember me.
And when you sit and stories tell
I’ll be with you and help recall ..
So fill to me the parting glass
God bless, and joy be with you all.