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12980. We Join To Pray, With Wishes Kind

1 We join to pray, with wishes kind,
A blessing, Lord, from Thee,
On those who now the bands have twined,
Which ne’er may broken be.

2 We know that scenes, not always bright,
May unto them be given;
But let there shine o’er all the light
Of love, and truth, and Heaven.

3 Still hand in hand, their journey through,
Meek pilgrims may they go,
Mingling their joys as helpmeets true,
And sharing every woe.

4 The Savior, whom they trust, the same;
The same their home above;
May each in each still feed the flame
Of pure and holy love.

5 And when the solemn hour shall come
Which severs earthly ties,
May hope rise brightening through the gloom,
And point to fairer skies.

Text Information
First Line: We join to pray, with wishes kind
Title: We Join To Pray, With Wishes Kind
Author: William Gaskell
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymn and Tune Book (Boston: American Unitarian Association, 1868)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Elliot Button (1889)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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