Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Thanks for mercies past receive

Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Thanks for mercies past receive

Author: H. J. B.
Tune: ETON COLLEGE
Published in 19 hymnals

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1. Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing,
Thanks for mercies past receive;
Pardon all, their faults confessing;
Time that’s lost may all retrieve;
May Thy children
Ne’er again Thy Spirit grieve.

2. Bless Thou all our days of leisure;
Help us selfish lures to flee;
Sanctify our every pleasure;
Pure and blameless may it be;
May our gladness
Draw us evermore to Thee.

3. By Thy kindly influence cherish
All the good we here have gained;
May all taint of evil perish
By Thy mightier power restrained;
Seek we ever
Knowledge pure and love unfeigned.

4. Let Thy father-hand be shielding
All who here shall meet no more;
May their seed-time past be yielding
Year by year a richer store;
Those returning,
Make more faithful than before.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3608

Author: H. J. B.

Buckoll, Henry James, M.A., son of the Rev. James Buckoll, Rector of Siddington, near Cirencester, Gloucester; born at Siddington, Sept. 9,1803. He was educated at Rugby and Queen's College, Oxford, graduating B.A.in 1826, and became Assistant Master at Rugby the same year. He took Holy Orders in 1827, and died at Rugby June 6, 1871. He was probably the editor of the first edition of the Rugby School Collection. In 1839 he edited a Collection of Hymns for the Rugby Parish Church, and in 1850 compiled, with Dr. Goulburn, a new edition of the Collection for the Rugby School Chapel. That collection contains 14 of his hymns, a few of which were translations from the Latin and German. His Hymns translated from the German were published 1842. I… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Thanks for mercies past receive
Author: H. J. B.

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Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing. [Close of Service.] This hymn is by the Rev. H. J. Buckoll, sometime Assistant Master in Rugby School; and it appeared in the Psalms & Hymns for the Use of Rugby School Chapel, 1850, No. 56, and appointed "For the last Sunday of the Half-Year." It had a companion hymn by Buckoll "For the first Sunday of the Half-Year" (No. 55), the opening stanza of which reads:—

"Lord, behold us with Thy blessing,
Once again assembled here;
Onward be our footsteps pressing,
In Thy love, and faith, and fear!
Still protect us
By Thy presence ever near! "

These hymns have been repeated in most of the modern Public School hymnbooks.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

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Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #75
Small Church Music #3513Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3608TextScoreAudio
Include 16 pre-1979 instances



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