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Bless Us Father (Hymn Before Bible-Reading)

Representative Text

1 Bless us, Father, as we read
From these open pages,
Precious lessons, kept for us
Thro' the bygone ages.

Chorus:
Bless us, Father, while we read
May thy Word grow dearer;
As we look to thee for help,
May the light grow clearer.

2 May the Holy Comforter
Bless to us the reading;
May we hear the Saviour's voice
Pleading, gently pleading. [Chorus]

3 Here we learn the will of God,
May we learn to do it;
Here we find the way of life,
May we still pursue it. [Chorus]

4 May we learn of Jesus' love,
Doing daily duty,
Till we see his face above,
In its wondrous beauty. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #42

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Bless us, Father, as we read
Title: Bless Us Father (Hymn Before Bible-Reading)
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Bless us, Father, while we read

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Bible Study Songs #42

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