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O bless Thou, Heavenly Potentate

Representative Text

1 O BLESS, Thou heavenly Potentate,
With wisdom, strength, the powers of state,
That wrong and violence may cease,
And Church and home abide in peace.

2 Bless rich and poor, the great and small,
Both friend and foe; Lord, bless Thou all
The family on earth in love,
And fit all for Thy home above.

3 Thus, with Thy blessing on each hand,
Will peace and plenty fill the land,
And righteousness spring from the earth,
And life below have higher worth.

4 All praise to Thee, O King of kings,
Whose grace to us such blessings brings;
Thee, with the Father, we adore,
And Holy Ghost, forevermore.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #300

Text Information

First Line: O bless Thou, Heavenly Potentate



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #300

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #444

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #156

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #156

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