1 With the sweet word of peace
We bid our brethren go;
Peace as a river to increase,
And ceaseless flow.
2 With the calm word of prayer
We earnestly commend
Our brethren to Thy watchful care,
3 With the dear word of love
We give our brief farewell;
Our love below, and Thine above,
With them shall dwell.
4 With the strong word of faith
We stay ourselves on Thee,
That Thou, O Lord, in life and death,
Their Help shalt be.
5 Then the bright word of hope
Shall on our parting gleam,
And tell of joys beyond the scope
Of earth-born dream.
6 Farewell! in hope and love,
In faith, and peace, and prayer;
Till He whose home is ours above,
Unite us there.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895