Scripture Verse

Thy blessing is upon Thy people. Psalm 3:8

Introduction

Words: From the Ex­e­ter Col­lect­ion.

Music: East­bourne Hen­ry W. Har­dy, com­posed about 1865 for use at St. Ma­ry’s, East­bourne, and first pub­lished in The Par­ish Tune Book (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Har­dy (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Great Source of unexhausted good,
Who givest us health and friends and food
And peace and calm content;
Like fragrant incense, to the skies,
Let songs of grateful praises rise
For all Thy blessings lent.

Through all the dangers of the day,
Thy providence attends our way,
To guard us and to guide;
Thy grace directs our wandering will,
And warns us, lest seducing ill
Allure our souls aside.

To Thee our lives, our all, we owe,
Our peace and sweetest joys below,
And brightest hopes above;
Then let our lives, and all that’s ours,
Our souls, and all our active powers,
Be sacred to Thy love.