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May God Bestow on Us His Grace

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1 May God bestow on us his grace,
with blessings rich provide us;
and may the brightness of his face
to life eternal guide us,
that we his saving health may know,
his gracious will and pleasure,
and also to the heathen show
Christ's riches without measure
and unto God convert them.

2 Yours over all shall be the praise
and thanks of ev'ry nation;
and all the world with joy shall raise
the voice of exultation.
For you will judge the earth, O Lord,
forbidding sin to flourish;
your people's pasture is your Word,
their souls to feed and nourish,
in righteous paths to keep them.

3 O let the people praise your worth,
in all good works increasing;
the land shall plenteous fruit bring forth,
your Word is rich in blessing.
May God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit bless us!
Let all the world praise him alone;
let solemn awe possess us.
Now let our hearts say, "Amen!"

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #906

Author: Richard Massie

Massie, Richard, eldest son of the Rev. R. Massie, of Goddington, Cheshire, and Rector of Eccleston, was born at Chester, June 18, 1800, and resides at Pulford Hall, Coddington. Mr. Massie published a translation of Martin Luther’s Spiritual Songs, London, 1854. His Lyra Domestica, 1st series, London, 1860, contains translations of the 1st Series of Spitta's Psalter und Harfe. In 1864 he published vol. ii., containing translations of Spitta's 2nd Series, together with an Appendix of translations of German hymns by various authors. He also contributed many translations of German hymns to Mercer's Church Psalter & Hymn Book; to Reid's British Herald; to the Day of Rest, &c. He died Mar. 11,1887. -- John Julian, Di… Go to person page >

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

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First Line: May God bestow on us His grace
Title: May God Bestow on Us His Grace
German Title: Es woll uns Gott genädig sein
Author: Martin Luther
Author: Richard Massie
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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