"May God Bestow on Us His Grace"

                    by Martin Luther, 1483-1546

                               Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. May God bestow on us His grace,

        With blessings rich provide us,

        And may the brightness of His face

        To life eternal guide us

        That we His saving health may know,

        His gracious will and pleasure,

        And also to the heathen show

        Christ's riches without measure

        And unto God convert them.

        2. Thine over all shall be the praise

        And thanks of every nation,

        And all the world with joy shall raise

        The voice of exultation;

        For Thou shalt judge the earth, O Lord,

        Nor suffer sin to flourish;

        Thy people's pasture is Thy Word

        Their souls to feed and nourish,

        In righteous paths to keep them.

        3. Oh, let the people praise Thy worth,

        In all good works increasing;

        The land shall plenteous fruit bring forth,

        Thy Word is rich in blessing.

        May God the Father, God the Son,

        And God the Spirit bless us!

        Let all theworld praise Him alone,

        Let solemn awe possess us.

Notes: Hymn 500 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 67 Author: Martin Luther, 1524 Translated by: Richard Massie, 1851, alt. Titled: "Es woll' uns Gott genadig sein" Tune: "Es woll' uns Gott genadig sein" 1st Published in: _Deutsch Kirchenamt_ Town: Strassburg, 1525
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