I will bless thee, said the Savior

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1 I will bless thee, said the Savior,
I will guide thee with Mine eye;
I will keep thine ev'ry footstep
Till I lift thee up on high.--
So His blessings have been with you
Now for many toilsome years,
And His mercy has upheld you
Spite of fightings, doubts, and fears.

2 Thou, my friend, shalt be a blessing,
So the great Redeemer said;
See thou that the little children,
These My precious lambs, be fed.
May this privilege of glory,
Which has crowned you hitherto,
Ever through long years of service
Keep you loyal, staunch, and true!

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #532

Author: Paul E. Kretzmann

Professor Paul E. Kretzman led a group of Lutherans who left church fellowship with some Lutheran congregations in 1956 after he was charged with teaching error in class. He and his followers organized the Lutheran Churches of the Reformation. He wrote several Bible Commentaries and translated many hymns. NN, Hymnary from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutheran_Churches_of_the_Reformation Go to person page >

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First Line: I will bless thee, said the Savior
Author: Paul E. Kretzmann

Tune

AUTUMN

The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list below for the different attributions. Some editors also describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring…

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