1 Father, be Thy blessing shed
On Thy chosen servant's head;
Saviour, needed grace impart
To sustain and keep his heart;
Holy Spirit, with Thy fire
Touch his lips, his soul inspire,
That Thy truth thro' him be told
Fearlessly to young and old.
2 Seal this day the vows that hold
Flock and shepherd in one fold.
May he Jesus' mandate keep,
"Feed My lambs," and "Feed My sheep!"
By Thee to Thy people sent
With Thy Word and Sacrament,
May he so proclaim the Word
That who hear him hear Thee, Lord.
3 In Thy vineyard called to toll,
Wisely may he search the soil;
Sinners may he love and win,
While he hates and brands the sin.
Give him boldness for the right,
Give him meekness in the fight,
Teach him zeal and care to blend,
Give him patience to the end.
4 Grant him in his charge to find
Listening ear and fervent mind,
Helpful counsels, deepening peace,
Earnest life, and glad increase;
May they, by each other led,
Grow to one in Christ, their Head,
And at last together be
Ripe for heaven and meet for Thee.
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #286
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #249||Father! be Thy blessing shed||Father! be Thy blessing shed||MISERERE||7s.||1898||Confirmation | ; Ministry, Ordination and Installation of Ministers ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #334||Father! be Thy blessing shed||Father! be Thy blessing shed||1880||The Catechism | The Ministry|
|Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #334||Father! be Thy blessing shed||Father! be Thy blessing shed||VIOLA||Rev. Samuel Gilman, D. D.||7s. Eight lines. No. 10||1908||The Catechism | The Ministry||Altered, Ohio Synod Hymnal, 1880|
|American Lutheran Hymnal #533||Father, Be Thy Blessing Shed||Father, be Thy blessing shed||VIOLA||Samuel Gilman||7 7 7 7 D.||1930||Ordination and Installation ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #d8||Father, be thy blessing shed||Father, be thy blessing shed||Samuel Gilman||1895|
|Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d29||Father, be thy blessing shed||Father, be thy blessing shed||Samuel Gilman||1922|
|The Hymnal and Order of Service #286||Father, Be Thy Blessing Shed||Father, be Thy blessing shed||SCHWING DICH AUF ZU DEINEM GOTT||Samuel Gilman||7 7, 7 7. D.||1926||The Church | The Ministry-Installation; Church | Installation|
|The Hymnal and Order of Service #286||Father, Be Thy Blessing Shed||Father, be Thy blessing shed||Samuel Gilman||1937|
|The Lutheran Hymnary #92||Father, be Thy blessing shed||Father, be Thy blessing shed||[Father, be Thy blessing shed]||Samuel Gilman||7s. 8L.||1913||The Church | The Ministry|