1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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.
|First Line:||We gather here to bid farewell|
|Title:||We Gather Here to Bid Farewell|
|Author:||Edith Margaret Clarkson (1987)|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 1987 by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used by permission.|
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #444||We Gather Here to Bid Farewell||We gather here to bid farewell||WINCHESTER NEW||Margaret Clarkson||LM||1990||Church | Universal|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #558||We Gather Here to Bid Farewell||We gather here to bid farewell||WINCHESTER NEW||Margaret Clarkson||8 8 8 8||1996||The Church at Worship | Special Days, Seasons, Occasions: Farewell; Covenant | ; Family | ; Farewell Service | ; Friendship ||