Heavenly Father, bless me now

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

Bless me now, bless me now,
Heav'nly Father, bless me now.

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! [Refrain]

3 Now, Jesus now, for Jesus' sake,
Lift the clouds, and fetters break;
While I look, and as I cry,
Touch and cleanse me ere I die. [Refrain]

4 Never did I so adore
Jesus Christ, thy Son, before!
Now the time! and the place!
Gracious Father, show thy grace. [Refrain]

Source: Glorious Praise: specially prepared for use in the prayer meeting, the church service, the young people's meetings, the Sunday school, the evangelistic and other religious gatherings #195

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Heavenly Father, bless me now
Author: Alexander Clark
Place of Origin: Pittsburgh
Refrain First Line: Bless me now


[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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