Scripture Verse

Let it please Thee to bless the house of Thy servant. 2 Samuel 7:29


Words: George Raw­son, in The Sab­bath Hymn and Tune Book, Bap­tist ed­i­tion, ed­it­ed by Low­ell Ma­son, Ed­wards A. Park & Aus­tin Phelps (New York: Shel­don, Blake­man, 1858).

Music: Kir­by Be­don Ed­ward Bun­nett, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bun­nett (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

George Rawson


Father of love and power,
Guard Thou our evening hour,
Shield with Thy might;
For all Thy care this day
Our grateful thanks we pay,
And to our Father pray,
Bless us tonight!

Jesus, Emmanuel,
Come, in Thy love to dwell
In hearts contrite.
For all our sins we grieve,
But we Thy grace receive,
And in Thy Word believe;
Bless us tonight!

Spirit of holiness,
Gentle, transforming, grace,
Indwelling Light!
Soothe Thou each weary breast,
Now let Thy peace possessed
Calm us to perfect rest;
Bless us tonight!