- (Posted 2018-11-30) CPDL #52461:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-30). Score information: A4, 1 page, 51 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved.
Title: Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Henry James Buckoll
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 87. 87. 47
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 143, p. 84
Original text and translations
1 Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing,
Thanks for mercies past receive;
Pardon all, their faults confessing;
Time that’s lost may all retrieve;
May Thy children
Ne’er again Thy Spirit grieve.
2 Bless Thou all our days of leisure;
Help us selfish lures to flee;
Sanctify our every pleasure;
Pure and blameless may it be;
May our gladness
Draw us evermore to Thee.
3 By Thy kindly influence cherish
All the good we here have gained;
May all taint of evil perish
By Thy mightier power restrained;
Seek we ever
Knowledge pure and love unfeigned.
4 Let Thy father-hand be shielding
All who here shall meet no more;
May their seed-time past be yielding
Year by year a richer store;
Make more faithful than before.