Scripture Verse

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Numbers 6:24–26

Introduction

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Horatius Bonar
(1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, third ser­ies, 1866. Post-Com­mun­ion Hymn.

Music: Si­cil­ian Mar­i­ners, from The Eur­o­pe­an Ma­ga­zine and Lon­don Re­view, No­vem­ber 1792 (re­peats pen­ul­ti­mate line of each verse) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Banes, Charles F. Bland­ner, in The Ba­ptist Hymn and Tune Book, ed­it­ed by John M. Ev­ans (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­i­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1871), page 306 (re­peats last two lines of each verse) (🔊 pdf nwc)

Lyrics

Now, in parting, Father, bless us;
Saviour, still Thy peace bestow;
Gracious Comforter, be with us,
As we from Thy table go!
Bless us, bless us,
Father, Son, and Spirit, now!

Bless us here, while still as strangers,
Onward to our home we move;
Bless us with eternal blessings,
In our Father’s house above.
Ever, ever
Dwelling in the light of love.