Dear Father, Bless Us Ere We Go   1 comment

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Above:  St. James Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia, August 30, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text by Henry Augustine Collins (1854-1919)

Hymn Source = Sunday-School Harmonies, Numbers 1, 2, 3 (1905), Universalist Church of America

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Dear Father, bless us ere we go;

Thy word into our minds instill;

And make our lukewarm hearts to glow

With lowly love and fervent will.

Thro’ life’s long day and death’s dark night,

O gracious Father, be our Light.

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Grant us, O Lord, from evil ways

True absolution and release;

And bless us, more than in past days,

With purity and inward peace.

Thro’ life’s long day and death’s dark night,

O gracious Father, be our Light.

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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.

Thro’ life’s long day and death’s dark night,

O gracious Father, be our Light.

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