Word in Song 2016 Launceston

Here is the benediction song performed at the Word in Song, Launceston 2016 event.

May the God of all peace & glory
who gives eternal life,
love you always
and may the Prince of all peace & glory
of endless faithfulness
know you always
and may the Spirit of God’s peace & glory
set your soul on fire forever
Ah______, ah______, Amen

by Tim Gleeson & Ian Chia
©1993. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Click here to download a zip of lead chart and chord chart PDFs, as well OnSong format and Powerpoint.

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