“God bless you!” from the heart we sing,
God give to ev’ry one His grace,
Till He on high His ransomed bring
To dwell with Him in endless peace.
God bless you! God bless you!
Bless and keep us all in Jesus’ love,
And, when our partings here are over,
Take us to the joys above.
God bless you on your pilgrim way,
Thro’ storm and sunshine guiding still;
His presence guard you day by day,
And keep you safe from ev’ry ill.
God bless you in this world of strife,
When oft the soul would homeward fly,
And give the sweetness to your life,
Of waiting for the rest on high.
God bless you, and the patience give
To walk thro’ life by Jesus’ side;
For Him to bear, for Him to live,
And then with Him be glorified.
God bless us all, and give us rest
When Christ shall come and glory dawn;
Our sun is swinging toward the west,
Life’s little day will soon be gone.
El Nathan/James McGranahan