1 Bless us dear Lord, departing hence
Bless us when we attend again.
Support our lives be our defence--
Thy blessing and thy grace remain.
2 Bless us with wisdom, health & peace,
O may thy grace to us be giv'n!
When this, our present life shall cease,
Then let us be the heirs of heav'n.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #V