Heavenly Father, Bless Me Now

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1 Heavenly Father, bless me now;
At the cross of Christ I bow;
Take my guilt and grief away,
Hear and heal me now, I pray.

2 Now, O Lord, this very hour,
Send Thy grace and show Thy power;
While I rest upon Thy word;
Come, and bless me now, O Lord!

3 Mercy now, O Lord, I plead
In this hour of utter need;
Turn me not away unblest,
Calm my anguish into rest.

4 O Thou loving, blessed One,
Rising o’er me like the sun,
Light and life art Thou within;
Saviour, Thou, from every sin!


Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #451

Author: Alexander Clark

Clark, Alexander, D.D., born March 10, 1835, died July 6, 1879. Dr. Clark was for many years a Minister of the American Methodist Episcopal Church, and the editor of the Methodist Recorder, published at Pittsburgh. Two of his hymns:— 1. Heavenly Father, bless me now. Lent. 2. Make room for Jesus. Lent. are given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Heavenly Father, bless me now
Title: Heavenly Father, Bless Me Now
Author: Alexander Clark
Place of Origin: Pittsburgh
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Bless me now
Copyright: Public Domain


[Heavenly Father, bless me now]



AUS DER TIEFE (also called HEINLEIN) was published in the Nürnbergisches Gesang-Buch (1676-77) as a setting for Christoph Schwamlein's text based on Psalm 130 "Aus der Tiefe rufe ich" ("Out of the Depths I Cry"). In that songbook the tune was attributed to "M. H.," initials that are generally acce…

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