Scripture Verse

Go, and the Lord be with thee. 1 Samuel 17:37

Introduction

Words: John El­ler­ton, 1870.

Music: Dale­hurst Ar­thur Cott­man, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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John Ellerton
(1826–1893)

Lyrics

The Lord be with us as we bend
His blessing to receive;
His gift of peace upon us send,
Before His courts we leave.

The Lord be with us as we walk
Along our homeward road;
In silent thought or friendly talk
Our hearts be near to God.

The Lord be with us as each day
His blessings we receive;
His gift of peace on all we pray,
Before His courts we leave.

The Lord be with us till the night
Enfold our day of rest;
Be He of every heart the Light,
Of every home the Guest.

The Lord be with us through the hours
Of slumber calm and deep,
Protect our homes, renew our powers,
And guard us while we sleep.