The Lord Bless You and Keep You is a benediction hymn that comes from Numbers 6:24-26.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
This Biblical text of special blessing for God’s people was written 1400 years before the birth of Christ.
Peter Christian Lutkin set these words to a beautiful arrangement in his classic tune BENEDICTION.
This song has special meaning to many of us. I recently read a commentary of this passage by J. Vernon Magee. He said this blessing was given to the Israelites by the triune God. These three verses are given by:
God the Father, Who is the source of all blessing,
The Lord Jesus, the One Who makes His face to shine upon us,
and The Holy Spirit, Who lifts up His countenance upon us and gives us peace.
The only way we can come to God is through repentant faith in Jesus, and then we experience the peace of God through the Holy Spirit, Our Helper.
I pray the Lord blesses you and keeps you, His face shines upon you…and gives you peace.
Let us praise Him! It’s a spectacular day!