Scripture Verse

Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed. 1 Chronicles 4:10

Introduction

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Alexander Clark
(1834–1879)

Words: Al­ex­an­der Clark (1834–1879).

Music: Hein­lein Nürn­berg­isch­es Ge­sang­buch, 1676. Me­lo­dy at­trib­ut­ed to Mar­tin Herbst (1654–1681). Har­mo­ny by Will­iam H. Monk (1823–1889) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, or where to get a good pic­ture of Herbst (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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William H. Monk
(1823–1889)

Lyrics

Heavenly Father, bless me now;
At the cross of Christ I bow;
Take my guilt and grief away;
Hear and heal me now, I pray.

Now, O Lord, this very hour,
Send Thy grace and show Thy power;
While I rest upon Thy Word;
Come, and bless me now, O Lord.

Mercy now, O Lord, I plead
In this hour of utter need;
Turn me not away unblest;
Calm my anguish into rest.

O Thou loving, blessèd One,
Rising o’er me like the sun,
Light and life art Thou within;
Savior, Thou, from every sin!