Saviour, send a blessing to us
Saviour, send a blessing to us. Thomas Kelly* (1769-1855).
First published in four stanzas (not three, as is sometimes stated) in Kelly’s Hymns on Various Passages from Scripture (Dublin, 1804):
Saviour, send a blessing to us, Send a blessing from above: All thy truth and mercy shew us, Be thou here, in pow’r and love, Grant thy presence, Be it ours thy grace to prove.
Art thou here? – then have we blessing; Art thou not? – we nothing have; All our good in thee possessing, For thou only, Lord, canst save; Be thou present, This is what thy people crave.
Nothing have we, Lord, without thee, But thy promise is our stay: And thy people must not doubt thee, Saviour, now...
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