823. 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 ev'ry 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 O 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 the world praise Him alone;
Let solemn awe possess us.
Now let our hearts say "Amen!"

Text Information
First Line: May God bestow on us His grace
Title: May God Bestow on Us His Grace
Author: Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Translator: Richard Massie, 1800-87
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 87 87 7
Scripture: Psalm 67:1-2; Psalm 96:10-13; Isaiah 55:10-11; Isaiah 62:1-2
Topic: Mission and Witness; Psalm paraphrase: Psalm 67
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ES WOLLE GOTT UNS GNÄDIG SEIN
Meter: 87 87 87 87 7
Key: f minor
Source: Der Lxvj. Deus Misereatur, Magdeburg, 1524



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