The Lord bless you and keep you, The Lord lift His countenance upon you, And give you peace, and give you peace, The Lord make His face to shine upon you, And be gracious unto you, be gracious, The Lord be gracious, gracious unto you. Amen.
Lyrics: Peter Christian Lutkin
Music: Peter Christian Lutkin
Meter: Irregular meter
Peter Christian Lutkin (1858–1931)
This hymn was adapted from Numbers 6:24-26. D. L. Moody, in his Notes from My Bible, made the following statement about this benediction:
“Here is a benediction that can give all the time without being impoverished. Every heart may utter it, every letter may conclude with it, every day may begin with it, every night may be sanctified by it. Here is blessing—keeping—shining—the uplifting upon our poor life of all heaven’s glad morning. It is the Lord Himself who (gives us) this bar of music from heaven’s infinite anthem.”