We Gather Here To Bid Farewell


We gather here to bid farewell
To friends who leave for other parts;
Our prayers we pledge, our love we tell,
And lift to God our grateful hearts.

We bless the hand that brought you here
And richly blest us all in you:
As now you leave for wider sphere
God’s covenant mercies we review.

In friendship’s bonds our souls unite
In prayer and praise and holy vow:
To God’s great heart of love and light
Your kin in Christ commit you now.

God guide you, keep you, lead you on
From hope to hope, from strength to strength,
Until, in God’s all glorious dawn,
We meet before the throne at length.