Scripture Verse

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us…That Thy way may be known upon earth, Thy saving health among all nations.@Psalm 67:1–2
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Edward Churton
(1800–1874)

Words: Ed­ward Chur­ton, The Cleve­land Psal­ter 1854.

Music: Haar­lem Ber­thold Tours, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Berthold Tours
(1838–1897)

Lyrics

God of grace, O let Thy light
Bless our dim and blinded sight;
Like the day-spring on the night,
Bid Thy grace to shine.

To the nations led astray
Thine eternal love display:
Let Thy truth direct their way
Till the world be Thine.

Praise to Thee, the faithful Lord;
Let all tongues in glad accord
Learn the good thanksgiving word,
Ever praising Thee.

Let them moved to gladness sing,
Owning Thee their Judge and King;
Righteous truth shall bloom and spring
Where Thy rule shall be.

Praise to Thee, all faithful Lord;
Let all tongues in glad accord
Speak the good thanksgiving word,
Heart rejoicing praise.

So the fruitful earth’s increase,
Bounty of the God of peace,
Never in its course shall cease
Through the length of days;

While His grace our life shall cheer,
Furthest lands shall own His fear,
Brought to Him in worship near,
Taught His mercy’s ways.