He lifted up His hands and blessed them.@Luke 24:50
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Frederick W. Faber (1814–1863)

Fred­er­ick W. Fa­ber, Je­sus and Ma­ry, alt. Some sourc­es as­sert this hymn is in the 1849 edi­ti­on, but we do not find it there. The ear­li­est in­stance we’ve seen is in the se­cond edi­tion (Lon­don, Ri­chard­son & Son, 1852), num­ber 62, An Ev­en­ing Hymn at the Or­a­to­ry.

In Te­ne­bris Lu­men John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Sweet Savior! bless us ere we go;
Thy Word into our minds instill,
And make our lukewarm hearts to glow
With lowly love and fervent will.

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Through life’s long day and death’s dark night,
O gentle Jesus, be our light!

The day is done; its hours have run;
And Thou hast taken count of all—
The scanty triumphs grace hath won,
The broken vow, the frequent fall.

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Grant us, dear Lord! from evil ways
True absolution and release;
And bless us, more than in past days,
With purity and inward peace.

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Do more than pardon; give us joy,
Sweet fear, and sober liberty,
And simple hearts without alloy
That only long to be like Thee.

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Labor is sweet, for Thou hast toiled,
And care is light, for Thou hast cared;
Ah! never let our works be soiled,
With strife, or by deceit ensnared.

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For all we love, the poor, the sad,
The sinful— unto Thee we call;
O let Thy mercy make us glad:
Thou art our Jesus, and our All!

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Sweet Savior! bless us; night is come;
Through night and darkness near us be;
Good angels watch about our home,
And we are one day nearer Thee!

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