Command thy blessing from above
1 Command thy blessing from above,
O God! on all assembled here;
Behold us with a father's love,
While we look up with filial fear.
2 Command Thy blessing, Jesus! Lord!
May we Thy true disciples be;
Speak to each heart the mighty Word,
Say to the weakest, "Follow me."
3 Command Thy blessing in this hour,
Spirit of Truth! and fill this place
With humbling and with exalting power,
With quickening and confirming grace.
4 O Thou, our Maker, Saviour, Guide,
One true eternal God confessed!
May nought in life or death divide,
The saints in thy communion blest.
5 With thee and these for ever found,
May all the souls who here in prayer unite,
With harps and songs thy throne surround,
Rest in thy love and reign in light.