1405. Father Almighty, Bless Us with Thy Blessing

1. Father Almighty, bless us with Thy blessing,
Answer in love Thy children’s supplication;
Hear Thou our prayer, the spoken and unspoken;
Hear us, O Father.

2. Shepherd of souls, who bringest all who seek Thee
To pastures green, beside the peaceful waters;
Tenderest Guide, in ways of cheerful duty,
Lead us, good Shepherd.

3. Father of mercy, from Thy watch and keeping
No place can part, nor hour of time remove us;
Give us Thy good, and save us from our evil,
Infinite Spirit!

Text Information
First Line: Father Almighty, bless us with Thy blessing
Title: Father Almighty, Bless Us with Thy Blessing
Author: Loammi J. Ware (19th Century, cento, alt.)
Language: English
Source: The only hymnal which identifies Ware as the author of these words is the Book of Worship for United States Forces (Washington, DC: The Armed Forces Chaplains Board, 1974), number 121
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Friedrich Ferdinand Flemming (1811)
Incipit: 11122 31121 73333
Key: A♭ Major
Source: It was first published as a hymn tune in the 1875 edition of the Congregational Psalmist
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Flemming wrote the tune for male voices for part of Horace's ode "Integer Vitae."

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