ONCE more, before we part,
   We’ll bless the Saviour’s name:
Recall His mercies, every heart,
    Sing every tongue the same.
2      Store up His sacred Word,
    And feed thereon, and grow;
Go on to seek to know the Lord,
    And practise what we know.
3      Jesus, our Friend indeed!
    In peace dismiss us hence,
Be Thou in every time of need
    Our refuge and defence.
4      How we shall bless Thy name!
    And in our hearts record,
And by our thankful songs proclaim
    The goodness of the Lord.
Joseph Hart, 1712-68