1 Thy blessing fills our earthly need,
Thy blessing is Thy people's meed,
The blessing fro Thy hands, O Lord,
Is wine upon Thy festal board.
2 The blessing which God's prose bore,
Was given Abraham of yore,
But not until the Savior's birth,
Its fulness was revealed on earth.
3 The blessing now, like dew and rain,
Doth fall on ev'ry land and main,
And to the church of Christ is sent
Through our baptismal covenant.
4 The blessing to His church on earth
Gives at the font to man new birth
And through the bread and cup imparts
The life of Jesus tot our hearts.
5 For blessings manifold give praise,
To heaven thankful voices raise!
God's blessing then for evermore
Shall on His church like showers pour.