May the grace of Christ our Savior
and the Father's boundless love
with the Holy Spirit's favor
rest upon us from above.
Thus may we abide in union
with each other and the Lord,
and possess in sweet communion
joys which earth cannot afford.
Source: Christian Worship (2021): Hymnal #928
|First Line:||May the grace of Christ our Savior, And the Father's boundless love|
|Title:||May the Grace of Christ Our Savior|
|Author:||John Newton (1779)|
|Place of Origin:||United Kingdom|
May the grace of Christ our [the] Saviour; And the Father's, &c. J. Newton. [Close of Service.] This paraphrase of 2 Cor. xiii. 14, appeared in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. iii., No. 101, in 1 stanza of 8 lines. As a short hymn for the close of Divine Service it has become very popular, and is in use in all English-speaking countries, and sometimes as "May the grace of Christ the Saviour." It has also been translated into several languages. The Latin translation "Gratia nostri Salvatoris," is in Bingham's Hymnologia Christiana Latina, 1871.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)