Scripture Verse

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us. Psalm 67:1

Introduction

Words: From The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 178.

Music: St. Mi­chael me­lo­dy by Lou­is Bour­geois in the French Ge­ne­van Psal­ter, 1551. Adapt­ed by Will­iam Crotch in his Psalm Tunes, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Crotch
(1775–1847)

Lyrics

Lord, bless and pity us,
Shine on us with Thy face,
That all the earth Thy way may know
And men may see Thy grace.

Thy praise, O gracious God,
Let all the nations sing,
Let all men worship Thee with joy
And songs of gladness bring.

The nations Thou wilt judge
And lead them in Thy ways;
Let all men praise Thy name, O God,
Let al the people praise.

The earth her fruit shall yield,
For God, our God, will bless;
We shall be blest, and all the world
His glory shall confess.