1. Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing,
Thanks for mercies past receive;
Pardon all, their faults confessing;
Time that’s lost may all retrieve;
May Thy children
Ne’er again Thy Spirit grieve.
2. Bless Thou all our days of leisure;
Help us selfish lures to flee;
Sanctify our every pleasure;
Pure and blameless may it be;
May our gladness
Draw us evermore to Thee.
3. By Thy kindly influence cherish
All the good we here have gained;
May all taint of evil perish
By Thy mightier power restrained;
Seek we ever
Knowledge pure and love unfeigned.
4. Let Thy father-hand be shielding
All who here shall meet no more;
May their seed-time past be yielding
Year by year a richer store;
Make more faithful than before.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3608
"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)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #75||Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing; thanks for mercies||Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing; thanks for mercies||2000|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3608||Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing (Buckoll)||Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing||ETON COLLEGE||Henry J. Buckoll||87.87.47||<cite>Psalms and Hymns for Rugby School Chapel</cite>, 1850|