Lord, Behold Us With Thy Blessing   2 comments

Lord, Behold Us With Thy Blessing

Above:  The Hymn Tune

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

Words by Henry James Buckoll (1803-1871)

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A hymn for the beginning of a school term

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1.  Lord, behold us with Thy blessing,

Once again assembled here;

Onward be our footsteps pressing,

In Thy love, and faith, and fear;

Still protect us

By Thy presence ever near.

2.  For Thy mercy we adore Thee,

For this rest upon our way;

Lord, again we bow before Thee,

Speed our labours day by day;

Mind and spirit

With Thy choicest gifts array.

3.  Keep the spell of home affection

Still alive in every heart;

May its power, with mild direction,

Draw our love from self apart,

Till Thy children

Feel that Thou their Father art.

4.  Break temptation’s fatal power,

Shielding all with guardian care,

Safe in every careless hour,

Safe from sloth and sensual snare;

Thou, our Saviour,

Still our failing strength repair.

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