At Parting. Acts 18. 21; 1 Cor. 4. 19

J. Newton     7s

For a season called to part,
Let us now ourselves commend
To the gracious eye and heart
Of our ever-present Friend.

Jesus, hear our humble prayer,
Tender Shepherd of thy sheep;
Let thy mercy and thy care
All our souls in safety keep.

In thy strength may we be strong;
Sweeten every cross and pain;
Give us, if we live, ere long,
Here to meet in peace again.

Then, if thou thy help afford,
Ebenezers shall be reared;
All our souls shall praise the Lord,
Who our poor petitions heard.