Scripture Verse

Go, and the Lord be with thee. 1 Samuel 17:37

Introduction

Words: El­e­a­zor T. Fitch, in the Con­nec­ti­cut Con­gre­ga­tion­al Psalms & Hymns, 1854.

Music: Boyl­ston Lo­well Ma­son, The Choir, or Un­ion Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Car­ter, Hen­dee & Com­pa­ny, 1833) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Fitch (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

Lord, at this closing hour,
Establish every heart
Upon Thy Word of truth and power,
To keep us when we part.

Peace to our brethren give;
Fill all our hearts with love;
In faith and patience may we live,
And seek our rest above.

To God, the only wise,
In every age adored,
Let glory from the Church arise,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.