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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