Words: (1834-1879).

Music: Hein­lein, Nürn­berg­isch­es Ge­sang­buch, 1676; mel­o­dy at­trib­ut­ed to (1654-1681); har­mo­ny by (1823-1889). Al­ter­nate tune:

  • Seymour, (1786-1826)

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, or where to get a pic­ture of Mar­tin Herbst

Heavenly Father, bless me now;
At the cross of Christ I bow;
Take my guilt and grief away;
Hear and heal me now, I pray.

Now, O Lord, this very hour,
Send Thy grace and show Thy power;
While I rest upon Thy Word;
Come, and bless me now, O Lord.

Mercy now, O Lord, I plead
In this hour of utter need;
Turn me not away unblest;
Calm my anguish into rest.

O Thou loving, blessèd One,
Rising o’er me like the sun,
Light and life art Thou within;
Savior, Thou, from every sin!