1 Ere to the world again we go,
Its pleasures, cares, and idle show,
Thy grace once more, O God, we crave,
From folly and from sin to save.
2 May the great truths we here have heard --
The lessons of Thy holy word --
Dwell in our inmost bosoms deep,
And all our souls from error keep.
3 Oh! may the influence of this day
Long as our memory with us stay,
And as an angel guardian prove,
To guide us to our home above.