Scripture Verse

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us. Psalm 67:1


Words: John H. Kuhl­man, 1901.

Music: Es­tu­dil­lo Em­ma­nu­el Pop­pen (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kuhl­man or Pop­pen (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Once more we’ve heard the word di­vine,
Have sung our songs de­vout;
May He who blessed our com­ing in,
Now bless our go­ing out.


Oh may the heav’n­ly Fa­ther’s love,
The grace of God the Son,
The Ho­ly Spir­it’s fel­low­ship
Be with us ev­ery one.

As were the mount­ains round about
Jerusalem of old,
So may His be­ne­dic­tion dear
Our earth­ly lives en­fold.


And when at last the ev­en­ing comes
With life’s ex­pir­ing breath,
Oh, may this bless­ing go with us
Down thro’ the vale of death.