36. Thy Blessing Fills Our Earthly Need

1 Thy blessing fills our earthly need,
Thy blessing is Thy people's meed,
The blessing fro Thy hands, O Lord,
Is wine upon Thy festal board.

2 The blessing which God's prose bore,
Was given Abraham of yore,
But not until the Savior's birth,
Its fulness was revealed on earth.

3 The blessing now, like dew and rain,
Doth fall on ev'ry land and main,
And to the church of Christ is sent
Through our baptismal covenant.

4 The blessing to His church on earth
Gives at the font to man new birth
And through the bread and cup imparts
The life of Jesus tot our hearts.

5 For blessings manifold give praise,
To heaven thankful voices raise!
God's blessing then for evermore
Shall on His church like showers pour.

Text Information
First Line: Thy blessing fills our earthly need
Title: Thy Blessing Fills Our Earthly Need
Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1928
Topic: Closing Hymns
Notes: Danish first line: Velsignelse, al Jordens Tarv; Translator: P. C. Paulsen
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