I. S. Stevenson

HOLY Father, in Thy mercy

Hear our anxious prayer,

Keep our loved ones, now far distant,

’Neath Thy care.


Jesus, Saviour, let Thy presence

Be their light and guide;

Keep, oh, keep them, in their weakness,

At Thy side.


When in sorrow, when in danger,

When in loneliness,

In Thy love look down and comfort

Their distress.


May the joy of Thy salvation

Be their strength and stay;

May they love and may they praise Thee

Day by day.


Holy Spirit, let Thy teaching

Sanctify their life;

Send Thy grace, that they may conquer

In the strife.


Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

God the One in Three,

Bless them, guide them, save them, keep them

Near to Thee.


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