Heavenly Father, bless me now;At the cross of Christ I bow;Take my guilt and grief away;Hear and heal me now, I pray.
Now, O Lord, this very hour,Send Thy grace and show Thy power;While I rest upon Thy Word;Come, and bless me now, O Lord.
Mercy now, O Lord, I pleadIn this hour of utter need;Turn me not away unblest;Calm my anguish into rest.
O Thou loving, blessèd One,Rising o’er me like the sun,Light and life art Thou within;Savior, Thou, from every sin!
Jesus, who bought us with His blood,And makes our souls His care;Was known of old as Israel’s God,And answered Jabez’ prayer.
Jabez! a child of grief! the nameBefits poor sinners well;For Jesus bore the cross and shame,To save our souls from hell.
Teach us, O Lord, like him, to pleadFor mercies from above;O come, and bless our souls indeed,With light, and joy, and love.
The Gospel’s promised land is wide,We fain would enter in;But we are pressed, on every side,With unbelief and sin.
Arise; O Lord, enlarge our coast,Let us possess the whole;That Satan may no longer boastHe can Thy work control.
Oh, may Thine hand be with us still,Our Guide and Guardian be;To keep us safe from every ill,Till death shall set us free.
Help us on Thee to cast our care,And on Thy Word to rest;That Israel’s God, who heareth prayer,Will grant us our request.
Lord, Source of all blessing, bless us indeed;For Yours is the bounty, and ours is the need;We trust to Your wisdom, in this request,For You give Your children all the best.
Enlarge, too, our boundaries, so that we mayBegin greater work for Your kingdom this day;May we be a blessing, to those who seekFor meaning in lives where hope is weak.
Lord, while we are striving, give us Your handTo help spread Your Word throughout the land;Let us do not evil, seek only right,And usher in dawn to darkest night.