77. Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing

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.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, dismiss us with your blessing
Title: Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
Author (attributed to): John Fawcett (1773, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: Luke 2:29; Romans 1:16
Topic: Close of Worship; The Holy Trinity; Year B: Christmas 1
Language: English
Tune Information
Key: D Major
Source: Sicilian melody, 18th century; The European Magazine and Review, 1792

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