1 Blessed Jesus, hear Thy children
At the close of this glad day;
Ere we part from one another,
Ere we homeward take our way.
Let Thy Heav’nly Benediction
Fall upon us peacefully;
And to Thee we’ll give the glory,
Father, Son, and Spirit, three,
Father, son, and Spirit three.
2 Blessed Jesus, watch Thou o’er us
All throughout our earthly life:
Be Thou e’er our balm in sorrow,
Be Thou e’er our stay in strife.
And when life’s long day is ended,
And the journey is complete;
May we dwell in Heav’n forever,
Resting at the Saviour’s feet,
Resting at the Saviour’s feet.
Born: September 15, 1855, Neuenheim, Germany.
Died: August 3, 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Though blinded by an eye infection at age eight, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist. Emigrating from Germany probably around 1864, he studied at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He founded the Adam Geibel Music Company, later evolved into the Hall-Mack Company, and later merged to become the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company. He was well known for secular songs like "Kentucky Babe" and "Sleep, Sleep, Sleep." In 1885, Geibel organized the J. B. Stetson Mission. He conducted the Stetson Chorus of Philadelphia, and from 1884-1901, was a music instructor at the… Go to person page >