Father, give thy benediction

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Father, give Thy benediction,
Give Thy peace before we part;
Still our minds with truth's conviction,
Calm with trust each anxious heart.
Amen.

Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #539

Author: Samuel Longfellow

Longfellow, Samuel, B. A., brother of the Poet, was born at Portland, Maine, June 18, 1819, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1839, and in Theology in 1846. On receiving ordination as an Unitarian Minister, he became Pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1848; at Brooklyn, 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1860. In 1846 he edited, with the Rev. S. Johnson (q. v.), A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. This collection was enlarged and revised in 1848. In 1859 his Vespers was published, and in 1864 the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit , under the joint editorship of the Rev. S. Johnson and himself. His Life of his brother, the Poet Longfellow, was published in 1886. To the works named he contributed the follow… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, give thy benediction
Author: Samuel Longfellow

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Father, give Thy benediction. [Close of Divine Service.] Given anonymously in 1 stanza of 8 lines, in Longfellow and Johnson's Hymns of the Spirit, Boston, U.S.A., 1861, No. 127, and in the Boston Hymn and Tune Book, 1868.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Tune

ALLA TRINITA BEATA


ALTA TRINITÀ BEATA


MERTON (Monk)

William H. Monk (b. Brompton, London, England, 1823; d. London, 1889) composed MERTON and published it in The Parish Choir (1850). The tune has been associated with this text since the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern. The tune's title is thought to refer to Walter de Merton, founder of Mert…

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