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Bless Our Loved Ones, Holy Father

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1 Bless our loved ones, Holy Father;
Hear our anxious prayer;
By your mercy keep them always
In your care.

2 Jesus, Savior, let your presence
Be their light and guide;
Keep, oh, keep them in their weakness
At your side.

3 When in sorrow, when in danger,
When in loneliness,
In your love look down and comfort
Their distress.

4 May the joy of your salvation
Be their strength and stay!
May they love and may they praise you
Day by day!

5 Holy Spirit, let your teaching
Sanctify their life;
Send your grace that they may conquer
In the strife.

6 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
God forever true,
Bless them, guide them, save them, keep them
Close to you.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #504

Author: Isabella S. Stephenson

Born: Ju­ly 1843, Chel­ten­ham, Glou­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land. Died: Ap­ril 1890, Chel­ten­ham, Glou­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land. Daughter of an ar­my of­fi­cer in Chel­ten­ham, Is­a­bel­la was an in­va­lid most of her life.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bless our loved ones, Holy Father
Title: Bless Our Loved Ones, Holy Father
Author: Isabella S. Stephenson
Meter: 8.5.8.3

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Christian Worship #504

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