Scripture Verse

When they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. Acts 13:3


Asa B. Everett (1828–1875)

Words: Ano­ny­mous, in The Bap­tist Hymn Book, ed­it­ed by Will­iam P. Bid­dle & Will­iam J. Newb­orn (Wash­ing­ton, DC: Co­lum­bi­an Of­fice, by John S. Mee­han, 1825).

Music: Al­vord Asa B. Ev­er­ett (1828–1875) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ev­er­ett,


Go with Thy servant, Lord,
His every step attend;
All needful help to him afford,
And bless him to the end.

Preserve him from all wrong;
Stand Thou at his right hand:
And keep him from the slanderous tongue
And persecuting band.

May he pro­claim aloud
The wonders of Thy grace;
And do Thou to the listening crowd,
His faithful labors bless.

Farewell, dear laborer, go;
We part with thee in love;
And if we meet no more below,
O may we meet above.