1 Brethren, breathe one fervent prayer,
Ere from hence our footsteps tend,
To the Prince upon whose care
All our hopes and joys depend.
Look beneath, around, above—
All is filled with blessed peace,
'Tis the gift of God's best love—
Pray that love may still increase.
2 Go with reverent purpose hence,
Strengthened, helped by Spirit's power,
Christ is helper, strength, defense;
Bless him for this peaceful hour.
Look with chastened hearts before;
See, the clouds are silver lined!
What assurance need we more?
"God is ever true and kind."