Scripture Verse

Thy blessing is upon Thy people. Psalm 3:8


Words: Ano­ny­mous, trans­lat­ed (from Ger­man?) by Ju­li­us H. Horst­mann, 1908.

Music: Bless­ing, tra­di­tion­al tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Thy bless­ing, O Lord,
With peace us af­ford;
Protect and keep us from dan­ger.

Thy face ever bright
With hea­ven­ly light
Let shine now up­on us, Thy child­ren.

Thy coun­te­nance lift,
And grant us Thy gift,
The peace that abid­eth for­ev­er.

That thus we may be
Forever with Thee;
O Je­sus, say Amen, yea, Amen.