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AND now we must bid one another farewell ;

The peace of our God keep you ever! God's peace in our bosom and all will be well, Or whether we meet or we sever.

May Christ, our dear Lord,

Be our sure reward,
When we from this world pass forever.

20 help us, dear Father, and Christ, Thou

the Son, That gladly our course we may finish! And Thou, Holy Spirit, Thou comforting

One,
Thy love in our hearts so replenish,

That we, by Thy might,

May fight the good fight,
Till won is the crown everlasting,

M. Clausen.

G. T. Rygh, Tr. 14

AND the grace of God our Father

, And the Holy Spirit's union

Be with us forevermore.

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MAY
AY the grace of Christ our Savior,

And the Father's boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit's favor,

Rest upon us from above.

2 Thus may we abide in union

With each other and the Lord; And possess, in sweet communion,

Joys which earth cannot afford.

J. Newton.

16 AM

MEN! be His Word and Spirit;

Amen, Christ supplies our want; Amen is His pow'r and merit;

Amen is His cup and font; Amen is His death and life;

Amen, Christ with grace is rife! 2 Amen, hope that never faileth;

Amen, faith that maketh strong; Amen, love that e'er prevaileth;

Amen, in yon sainted throng; Amen in God's blessed rest;

Amen, there to dwell is best. 3 Amen, every saint is voicing;

Amen, is our heavenly song; Amen, there for aye rejoicing;

Amen, in God's joyous throng; Amen! life comes from above;

Amen! God alone is love! 4 Amen! all unite in praying,

Amen! hear our prayer, O Lord! Amen! Jesus, Thou art saying ;

Amen! is Thy seal and word; Amen! say, O child, come home! Amen! in Thy name I come!

N. Brorson. C. K. Solberg, Tr.

18 SAVIOR, again to Thy dear name we raise With one accord our parting hymn of

praise; Once more we bless Thee ere our worship

cease, Then, lowly bending, wait Thy word of peace.

2 Grant us Thy peace upon our homeward way; With Thee began, with Thee shall end the

day; Guard Thou the lips from sin, the hearts from

shame, That in this house have called upon Thy

name.

3 Grant us Thy peace, Lord, through the com

ing night; Turn Thou for us its darkness into light; From harm and danger keep Thy children

free, For dark and light are both alike to Thee.

4 Grant us Thy peace throughout our earthly

life, Our balm in sorrow and our stay in strife; Then, when Thy voice shall bid our conflict

cease, Call us, O Lord, to Thine eternal peace.

J. Ellerton,

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SAFELY through another week,

God has brought us on our way; Let us now a blessing seek,

Waiting in His courts today; Day of all the week the best, Emblem of eternal rest.

2 Mercies, multiplied each hour,

Through the week our praise demand; Guarded by almighty power,

Fed and guided by His hand, Though ungrateful we have been, Only made returns of sin.

3 While we pray for pardoning grace,

Through the dear Redeemer's name, Show Thy reconciled face,

Take away our sin and shame: From our worldly cares set free, May we rest this day in Thee.

4 May Thy Gospel's joyful sound

Conquer sinners, comfort saints;
Make the fruits of grace abound,
Bring relief for all complaints:

all
our Sabbaths

prove,
Till we join the Church above.

Thus may

J. Newton.

20 PRAISE to Thee and adoration,

Blessed Jesus, Son of God,
Who, to serve Thine own creation,

Didst partake of flesh and blood;
Teach me that I never may
From Thy fold or pastures stray,
But with zeal and joy exceeding

Follow where Thy steps are leading. 2 Let me never, Lord, forsake Thee,

E’en though bitter pain and strife
On my way shall overtake me;

But may I through all my life
Walk in fervent love to Thee,
In all woes for comfort flee
To Thy birth, Thy death and passion,
Till I see Thy full salvation.

T. Kingo.

K. Kvamme, Ir.

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HOW
OW blessed is the little flock

Whom Jesus calls His own!
He is their Savior and their Rock,

They trust in Him alone.
They walk by faith and hope and love,
But they shall dwell with Him above,
When hope and faith shall pass away,
And love shall last for aye!

2 My Jesus, am I in that band,

And wilt Thou call me Thine ? Do I among the chosen stand

Whose lamps so brightly shine ?

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