Bless This House

(“Bless This House” is a song published in 1927. The words were written by Englishwoman Helen Taylor, under the original title “Bless the House.” The music was composed by Australian May Brahe, a friend of Taylor’s.)

Bless this house, o Lord, we pray.
Make it safe by night and day.
Bless these walls so firm and stout,
Keeping want and trouble out.
Bless the roof and chimney tall,
Let thy peace lie over all.
Bless the doors that they may prove
Ever open to joy and love.
Bless the windows shining bright,
Letting in God’s heavenly light.
Bless the hearth a-blazing there,
With smoke ascending like a prayer.
Bless the people here within…
Keep them pure and free from sin.
Bless us all, that one day, we
May be fit, O lord, to dwell with Thee.

NOTES

http://www.faithandworship.com/Celtic_Blessings_and_Prayers.htm

LISTEN

God bless the corners of this house

God bless the corners of this house and all the lintel blessed,
And bless the hearth and bless the board and bless each place of rest,
And bless each door that opens wide to strangers as to kin,
And bless each crystal window pane that lets the starlight in,
And bless the rooftree overhead and every sturdy wall.
The peace of man. The peace of God. With peace and love for all.

NOTES:

http://www.faithandworship.com/Celtic_Blessings_and_Prayers.htm