Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Parting Song

William Gadsby's Selection, No. 501    7s     John Newton
At Parting. Acts 18. 21; 1 Cor. 4. 19

1 For a season called to part,
  Let us now ourselves commend
  To the gracious eye and heart
  Of our ever-present Friend.

2 Jesus, hear our humble prayer,
  Tender Shepherd of thy sheep;
  Let thy mercy and thy care
  All our souls in safety keep.

3 In thy strength may we be strong;
  Sweeten every cross and pain;
  Give us, if we live, ere long,
  Here to meet in peace again.

4 Then, if thou thy help afford,
  Ebenezers shall be reared;
  All our souls shall praise the Lord,
  Who our poor petitions heard.

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