With the sweet word of peace

With the sweet word of peace

Author: George Watson (1867)
Tune: VERBUM PACIS (Lomas)
Published in 40 hymnals

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1 With the sweet word of peace
We bid our brethren go;
Peace as a river to increase,
And ceaseless flow.

2 With the calm word of prayer
We earnestly commend
Our brethren to Thy watchful care,
Eternal Friend!

3 With the dear word of love
We give our brief farewell;
Our love below, and Thine above,
With them shall dwell.

4 With the strong word of faith
We stay ourselves on Thee,
That Thou, O Lord, in life and death,
Their Help shalt be.

5 Then the bright word of hope
Shall on our parting gleam,
And tell of joys beyond the scope
Of earth-born dream.

6 Farewell! in hope and love,
In faith, and peace, and prayer;
Till He whose home is ours above,
Unite us there.


The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: George Watson

Watson, George, son of F. Watson, born at Birmingham, 1816, and until the year 1866 was in business in London as a printer. From his office and with his co-operation originated the well-known publications, theBand of Hope Review, in 1851; and The British Workman, 1855, which were the pioneers of cheap illustrated publications. Mr. Watson's hymn-writing has been limited. Two (see below) appeared in Paxton Hood's Our Hymn Book, 1868; the rest have been issued as fly-leaves, or are still in manuscript. Those in common use are:— 1. 0 the deep mystery of that love. The Love of Jesus. First published in P. Hood's Our Hymn Book, 1868, No. 736, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. 2. With the sweet word of peace. Parting. Written in 1867 to be… Go to person page >

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First Line: With the sweet word of peace
Author: George Watson (1867)
Language: English



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