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ForGeneandNancyLassiter,ontheirlastSundayatFirstPresbyterianChurch,Fairmont,WestVirginia

AnIrishBlessing:Benediction
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Maytheroadriseuptomeetyou.
Maythewindalwaysbeatyourback.
Maythesunshinewarmuponyourface,
Andtherainsfallsoftuponyourfields.
Anduntilwemeetagain,
MayGodholdyouinthepalmofGodshand.



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