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Hong, Edna Hatlestad, 1913- / Muskego boy
(1943)

Chapter 11: Logs for the new church,   pp. [80]-88


Page [80]

Her clear, sweet voice filled the little room. 
U,1 -1 - 
ward 
fight, 
When    we   from  this  world pass   for - ev 
Till   won    is   the   crown   ev - er -   last 
When the song was finished the pastor and his wife quietly put on their 
coats and left, thinking that Bestemor was asleep. Mikkel thought so, too,
until he leaned over and heard her whisper, ever so faintly, 
"The peace of our God keep you ever." 
Early the next morning, very early it was, Mikkel awakened at the touch 
of Mor's arms about him. 
"Mikkel, Mikkel," she whispered softly, "Bestemor has gone."
Strangely enough, Mikkel did not say a word. In the quiet of the dark 
loft he thought he heard Bestemor whisper, 
"The peace of our God keep you ever!" 
I  And   now  we must    bid  one   an    oth - r  fare- well;    The 
2  0    help us, dear     Fa - ther, and  Christ, Thou the  Son,   That 
peae of our    God keep you     ev        ar!     God's peace  in  our 
glad - ly  our course we may     fin      ishl     And  Thou, Ho - ly 
box - om, and  all will be   well,    Or wheth-er   we   meet or   we 
Spir. it, Thou com-fort- ing  One,    Thy love in our hearts so    re 
sev        er.      May Christ, our dear Lord,     Be    our sure  re 
plen       ish,     That  we    by Thy might       May fight the gQod 
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