1 Lord, dismiss us with your blessing;
fill our hearts with joy and peace;
let us each your love possessing,
triumph in redeeming grace;
Oh, refresh us, oh, refresh us,
traveling through this wilderness.
2 We give thanks and adoration
for your gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of your salvation
in our hearts and lives abound:
Ever faithful, ever faithful
to the truth may we be found.
3 So that when your love shall call us,
Savior, from the world away,
Fear of death shall not appall us,
glad your summons to obey:
May we ever, may we ever
live with you in endless day.
|First Line:||Lord, dismiss us with your blessing|
|Title:||Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing|
|Author (attributed to):||John Fawcett (1773, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Luke 2:29; Romans 1:16|
|Topic:||Close of Worship; The Holy Trinity; Year B: Christmas 1|
|Source:||Sicilian melody, 18th century; The European Magazine and Review, 1792|