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May God Bestow on Us His Grace

"May God Bestow on Us His Grace"

by Dr. Martin Luther, 1483-1546

Text From:

THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942), p. 349

 

May God Bestow on Us His Grace

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. Thine over all shall be the praise

And thanks of every nation,

And all the world with joy shall raise

The voice of exultation;

For Thou shalt judge the earth, O Lord,

Nor suffer sin to flourish;

Thy people's pasture is Thy Word

Their souls to feed and nourish,

In righteous paths to keep them.

3. Oh, let the people praise Thy worth,

In all good works increasing;

The land shall plenteous fruit bring forth,

Thy Word is rich in blessing.

May God the Father, God the Son,

And God the Spirit bless us!

Let all theworld praise Him alone,

Let solemn awe possess us.

Now let our hearts say, Amen.

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Notes:

500 from Handbook to the The Lutheran Hymnal

Text: Ps. 67

Author: Martin Luther, 1524

Translated by: Richard Massie, 1851, alt.

Titled: Es woll' uns Gott genadig sein

Tune: Es woll' uns Gott genadig sein

1st Published in: Deutsch Kirchenamt

Town: Strassburg, 1525

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