Buckoll, Henry James, M.A., son of the Rev. James Buckoll, Rector of Siddington, near Cirencester, Gloucester; born at Siddington, Sept. 9,1803. He was educated at Rugby and Queen's College, Oxford, graduating B.A.in 1826, and became Assistant Master at Rugby the same year. He took Holy Orders in 1827, and died at Rugby June 6, 1871. He was probably the editor of the first edition of the Rugby School Collection. In 1839 he edited a Collection of Hymns for the Rugby Parish Church, and in 1850 compiled, with Dr. Goulburn, a new edition of the Collection for the Rugby School Chapel. That collection contains 14 of his hymns, a few of which were translations from the Latin and German. His Hymns translated from the German were published 1842. I… Go to person page >
Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing. [Close of Service.] This hymn is by the Rev. H. J. Buckoll, sometime Assistant Master in Rugby School; and it appeared in the Psalms & Hymns for the Use of Rugby School Chapel, 1850, No. 56, and appointed "For the last Sunday of the Half-Year." It had a companion hymn by Buckoll "For the first Sunday of the Half-Year" (No. 55), the opening stanza of which reads:—
"Lord, behold us with Thy blessing,
Once again assembled here;
Onward be our footsteps pressing,
In Thy love, and faith, and fear!
Still protect us
By Thy presence ever near! "
These hymns have been repeated in most of the modern Public School hymnbooks.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing (Buckoll)First Line: Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessingTune Title: ETON COLLEGEAuthor: Henry J. BuckollMeter: 87.87.47Source: Psalms and Hymns for Rugby School Chapel, 1850