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GRANT us, Lord, some gracious token
   Of Thy love before we part;
Crown Thy Word which has been spoken,
    Life and peace to each impart!
        And all blessings
    Which shall sanctify the heart.
2  God of our salvation, hear us;
    Bless, O bless us, ere we go:
When we join the world, be near us,
    Lest Thy people careless grow:
        Saviour, keep us,
    Keep us safe from every foe.
3  As our steps are drawing nearer
    To our blest and lasting home,
May our view of Heaven grow clearer,
    Hope more bright of joys to come;
        And when dying,
    May Thy presence cheer the gloom.
Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855,
John Rippon, 1751-1836