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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

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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.