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Holy Father, Send Thy Blessing

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1 Holy Father, send Thy blessing
On Thy children gathered here;
Let them all, Thy love confessing,
Be to Thee forever dear.
Holy Saviour, Who in meekness
Didst vouchsafe a child to be;
Guide their steps and help their weakness,
Bless, and make them like to Thee.

2 Bear the lambs, when they are weary,
In Thine arms and at Thy breast;
Through life's desert dark and dreary
Bring them to Thy heavenly rest.
Spread Thy wings of blessing o’er them,
Holy Spirit, from above;
Guide, and lead, and go before them,
Give them peace, and joy, and love.

AMEN.

Source: The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal: official hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church #536

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Holy Father, send thy blessing
Title: Holy Father, Send Thy Blessing
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #536

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