Bless the Four Corners of This House   Leave a comment

Countryside Home

Above:  Countryside Home

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1918) by Arthur Gutterman (1871-1943)

Hymn Source = Christian Youth Hymnal (1948), The United Lutheran Church in America

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1.  Bless the four corners of this house,

And be the lintel blest;

And bless the hearth, and bless the board,

And bless each place of rest,

And bless each place of rest.

2.  And bless the door that opens wide

To stranger, as to kin;

And bless each crystal windowpane

That lets the starlight in,

That lets the starlight in;

3.  And bless the roof-tree overhead,

And ev’ry sturdy wall.

The peace of man, the peace of God,

The peace of love on all,

The peace of love on all.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: