Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Thanks for mercies past receiveAuthor: 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;
Make more faithful than before.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3608
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)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #75||Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing; thanks for mercies||Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing; thanks for mercies||2000|
|Small Church Music #3513||Eton College||Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing||ETON COLLEGE||H. J. Buckoll||126.96.36.199.4.7|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3608||Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing (Buckoll)||Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing||ETON COLLEGE||Henry J. Buckoll||87.87.47||<cite>Psalms and Hymns for Rugby School Chapel</cite>, 1850|