Older Amish Folks Singing: “God Be With You Til We Meet Again” (Video)

This was filmed in Pinecraft Park by Ernie Bontrager, who made many Amish-themed films before his recent passing. This group of older folks sing a hymn which Ed describes as a funeral song. The hymn has a joyful feel and theme: “God Be With You Til We Meet Again.”

Ed filmed this sitting amongst the group which gives you the feel that you are in the middle of the singing, rather than just watching. Unlike many of our other Amish singing videos, most of the singers here are older people.

You can also notice different head coverings and clothing styles, reflecting the makeup of this unique seasonal Florida community.

The lyrics:

God Be With You Til We Meet Again

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.

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 threatening wave before you;
God be with you till we meet again!

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    5 Comments

    1. Geo

      harmony

      Very rustic and charming. I couldn’t hear any musical instrument. I wonder if there’s a leader of sorts to keep the singers together?

      1. Usually there is a song leader to get things going, but once it gets going it tends to hold together alright. I find the more voices involved the easier it is to stay on track. When I’ve sung with Amish friends say after breakfast, there have been times when we wobble since there are just 3 adults there and mostly younger children.

    2. Stephanie Zito

      God Be With You Til We Meet Again

      Thank you for sharing this very precious Old Hymn sung by Older Amish Folks. God Bless the Amish and these older Amish who sing this hymn and the person who they allowed to film this.

      1. The filmer Ed Bontrager made a lot of great videos over the years and he developed quite a strong following on YouTube. The Amish you find in this community are often visitors from all over and tend to be a bit more accepting of things like film/photos.

    3. Older Amish Folks Singing "God Be With You Til We Meet Again"

      It may be me, but it looks like the Amish gentleman in the turquoise shirt has a holster under his left arm. I saw a glimpse of silver & the skinny strap that is NOT suspenders. We do have concealed carry here in Florida, but it doesn’t extend to churches as far as I know.