The Lord Be With Us

Representative Text

1 The Lord be with us as we bend
His blessing to receive;
His gift of peace on us descend
Before His courts we leave.

2 The Lord be with us as we walk
Along our homeward road;
In silent thought or friendly talk
Our hearts be near to God.

3 The Lord be with us till the night
Shall close the day of rest;
Be He of every heart the Light,
Of every home the Guest.

4 The Lord be with us through the hours
Of slumber, calm and deep;
Protect our homes, renew our powers,
And guard His people's sleep.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #205

Author: John Ellerton

John Ellerton (b. London, England, 1826; d. Torquay, Devonshire, England, 1893) Educated at King William's College on the Isle of Man and at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1851. He served six parishes, spending the longest time in Crewe Green (1860-1872), a church of steelworkers and farmers. Ellerton wrote and translated about eighty hymns, many of which are still sung today. He helped to compile Church Hymns and wrote its handbook, Notes and Illustrations to Church Hymns (1882). Some of his other hymn texts were published in The London Mission Hymn Book (1884). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord be with us as we bend
Title: The Lord Be With Us
Author: John Ellerton (1870)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

BEATITUDO

Composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147), BEATITUDO was published in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1875), where it was set to Isaac Watts' "How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine." Originally a word coined by Cicero, BEATITUDO means "the condition of blessedness." Like many of Dykes's…

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HOLY TRINITY (Barnby)


BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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Instances

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A Church of England Hymn Book #93

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A Manual of Worship #198

A Selection of Hymns #d68

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American Junior Church School Hymnal #40

Carmina for Social Worship #d240

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #34

Christ in Song #d538

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Christ in Song #406

Christian Hymns and Songs #d192

Christian Youth Hymnal #130

Church Hymnal #38

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Church Hymns and Tunes #65

Church Hymns with Tunes #52

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Elmhurst Hymnal #28

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Evangel Songs #120

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Gloria Deo #24

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Gloria Deo #606

Harmony in Praise #d209

Heart and Voice #d258

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Heart and Voice #251

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #100

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Hymn Tunes #20

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Hymnal Amore Dei #54

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #384

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Hymnal for American Youth #28

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Hymnal for the Sunday School #183

Hymnal for the Sunday School. Rev. #d193

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d716

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #54

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Hymnal, Amore Dei. Rev. ed. #a54

Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d397

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d190

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #30

Hymns for Him. 1st ed. #d69

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Hymns for Schools and Colleges #42

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Hymns for the Church #27

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Hymns for the Living Age #50

Hymns of the Christian Life #d409

Hymns of the Christian Life #d406

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Hymns of the Christian Life #36

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Hymns of the Church Universal #553

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #379

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #379

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Hymns of the Kingdom of God #413

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Hymns of the Living Church #32

Hymns of the Spirit for Use in the Free Churches of America #473

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Hymns of Worship and Service #59

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #59

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Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #376

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Hymns of Worship and Service #59

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Hymns of Worship and Service #377

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Hymns of Worship and Service #56

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Hymns of Worship and Service #56

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Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #376

Immanuel Hymnal #d461

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In Excelsis #49

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In Excelsis #a49

Inter-Church Hymnal #d359

Jubilate Deo #74

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Junior Church School Hymnal #13

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Junior Hymns and Songs #32

Junior Hymns and Songs #d82

Junior Hymns #105

Mennonite Hymn Book #d336

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #205

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Pilgrim Songs (Number Two) #320

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Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #36

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Praise and Thanks #B2-91

School Carols #d288

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Select Songs No. 2 #11

Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d122

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Services and Songs #108

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Services for Congregational Worship. The New Hymn and Tune Book #515

Singing Worship with Boys and Girls #d94

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Singing Youth #79

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Songs of Praise and Prayer #368

Songs of the Blessed Hope #d196

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Songs of the Kingdom #233

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Songs of Worship #15

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Standard Songs #171

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Sunday School Book #69

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Sunday School Hymnal #97

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Sunday-School Book #38

The American Hymnal #d565

The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d356

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The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #98

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The Beacon Hymnal #19

The Beacon Song and Service book #61

The Book of Common Praise #38a

The Book of Common Praise #38b

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The Book of Common Praise #30

The Book of Praise #336

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The Book of Worship of the Church School #160

The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d601

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The Century Hymnal #36

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The Chapel Hymnal with Tunes #19

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The Children's Hymn Book #48

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The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #196

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The Christian Hymnal #32

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