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A Benediction From Dale Ralph Davis

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A benediction (a good word) was traditionally used at the end of a worship service as a sending blessing for the congregation.
Today they’ve been somewhat supplanted by the modern form “Please join us for a cup of coffee or tea.”
A book collecting benedictions from Dale Ralph Davis called Grace Be With You has been recently published.
Here’s a sample:

Now a dying Saviour’s love,
a risen Saviour’s joy,
an ascended Saviour’s power, and
a returning Saviour’s hope,
rest upon your hearts and homes.
Amen.

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