The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Numbers 6:24–26
Words: Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, third series, 1866.
Music: Sicilian Mariners, from The European Magazine and London Review, November 1792 (repeats penultimate line of each verse) (🔊 pdf nwc).
Now, in parting, Father, bless us;
Saviour, still Thy peace bestow;
Gracious Comforter, be with us,
As we from Thy table go!
Bless us, bless us,
Father, Son, and Spirit, now!
Bless us here, while still as strangers,
Onward to our home we move;
Bless us with eternal blessings,
In our Father’s house above.
Dwelling in the light of love.