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Holy Father, bless us

Holy Father, bless us

Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer
Tune: ARMENTROUT
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

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1. Holy Father, bless us
As the day we close,
And the night’s refreshing
Grant us in repose.

2. All the day Thy presence
Made our hearts to burn,
As we heard Thy counsel,
Felt Thy love’s concern.

3. So tonight we pray Thee
Leave us not alone;
But through light and shadow
Keep us as Thine own.

4. Grant to us in slumber
To be very near,
In Thy goodness quelling
Needless doubt and fear.

5. When at length the dawning
Sweeps the night away,
Help us rise triumphant,
Worthy of the day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2353

Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer

Presbyterian minister and hymnographer Calvin Weiss Laufer was born today in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania in 1874. Following his graduation from Union Seminary in 1900 he was ordained into the Presbyterian ministry and led congregations in New York and New Jersey for several years. Laufer had a generally cheerful outlook on his Christian life, and his first two books, Key-Notes of Optimism (1911) and The Incomparable Christ (1914) expressed that viewpoint. A review of the first book spoke of the "crisp and stirring note in these sermonettes which is well calculated to rouse the mind of readers and banish dejection." His books were popular in their time but today are seen as somewhat superficial. He later began to work with the Presbyt… Go to person page >

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First Line: Holy Father, bless us
Author: Calvin Weiss Laufer

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The Cyber Hymnal #2353
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