“The Lord be with you all”
1. The Lord himself be with you all,
To teach you his own will;
And guide you safe from every thrall,
To Zion’s heavenly hill.
2. Be with you to unfold his grace,
And prove his truth divine;
Unveil the glories of his face,
And make his counsels shine.
3. Whatever be your state or case,
The Lord himself be near;
Support, protect, defend, embrace,
And make your passage clear.
4. Thus may you prove his promise true,
And glorify his name;
And every day your songs renew,
While life and breath remain.
5. The Lord be with you to the end,
And land you safe above;
A long eternity to spend,
In singing, “God is love.”