1 Help, Lord Jesus, let Thy blessing
Rest upon this opening year;
May we now, new strength possessing,
Walk in love and holy fear;
Dearest Savior, speed our way;
Strength bestow from day to day.
2 In our hearts one purpose keeping,'
May we live alone to Thee;
In our waking and our sleeping,
Jesus, Thou our portion be;
Going out, be Thou our guide;
In our home with us abide.
3 May we, in unfeigned repentance,
Seek forgiveness in Thy name,
Nor the law's condemning sentence
Fill our hearts with fear and shame;
Thou alone canst pardon give,
Dearest Lord, our sins forgive.
4 Lord, Thy blessing now receiving,
Grant Thou us a hallowed year;
Firmly on Thy word believing,
May our service be sincere;
That on earth we may become
Fitted for our heavenly home.
5 Jesus, Thou our footsteps guiding,
May we never stray from Thee;
Jesus, ear us still abiding,
Thou our constant guardian be:
Jesus, Thou our thoughts inspire,
Jesus be our hearts' desire.
6 Savior, when this year is closing,
Marked by mercies large and free,
May we, in Thy love reposing,
Leave the future all with Thee;
Gladly in Thy courts appear,
Gladly wait Thy summons here.
Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #210
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d233||Help, Lord, let thy blessing||Help, Lord, let thy blessing||R. P. Dunn; Johann von Rist||1889|
|The Lutheran Hymnary #210||Help, Lord Jesus, let Thy blessing||Help, Lord Jesus, let Thy blessing||[Help, Lord Jesus, let Thy blessing]||J. Rist||8, 7, 8, 7, 7, 7.||1913||The Church Year | New Year|