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Travelers by Sea and Land

419. With the sweet word of peace

6.6.8.4

Verbum Pacis:

William Henry Monk, 1889

George Watson, 1867

With the sweet word of peace

We bid our brethren go;

Peace as a river to increase,

And ceaseless flow.

With the calm word of prayer

We earnestly commend

Our brethren to thy watchful care,

Eternal Friend!

With the dear word of love

We give our brief farewell;

Our love below, and thine above,

With them shall dwell.

With the strong word of faith

We stay ourselves on thee,

That thou, O Lord, in life and death,

Their help shalt be;

Then the bright word of hope

Shall on our parting gleam,

And tell of joys beyond the scope

Of earth-born dream.

Farewell! in hope and love,

In faith, and peace, and prayer;

Till he whose home is ours above,

Unite us there.

Amen.

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