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Lord, Dismiss Us Hence With Gladness

by Thomas Kelly (1769-1854)

Tune: Mannheim

1 LORD, dismiss us hence with gladness;
Be Thine outcast lot our choice:
'Tis Thy foes have need of sadness,
But Thine own may well rejoice;
Who shall harm us
While we know and hear Thy voice?

2 Saviour, keep us from all evil,
Go before us in the way;
Till we reach the rest of heaven
Be Thy word our guide and stay;
Joy and triumph
Now are ours and in that day.

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