A similar poem was written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1881, titled "Auf Wiedersehen" (meaning "until we meet again").
Longfellow dedicated it to the memory of his friend James T. Fields.
The poem alluded to the Bible verse in Hebrews 11 "By faith ... women received their dead raised to life again," and that Heaven is where we will see our friends again forever:
"Until we meet again! That is the meaning
Of the familiar words, that men repeat
At parting in the street.
Ah yes, till then! but when death intervening
Rends us asunder, with what ceaseless pain
We wait for the Again! ...
Believing, in the midst of our afflictions,
That death is a beginning, not an end,
We cry to them, and send
Farewells, that better might be called predictions,
Being fore-shadowings of the future, thrown
Into the vast Unknown.
Faith overleaps the confines of our reason,
And if by faith, as in old times was said,
Women received their dead
Raised up to life, then only for a season
Our partings are, nor shall we wait in vain
Until we meet again!