"The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: the LORD make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the LORD lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace" (Numbers 6:24-26). "Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, Thou shalt purge them away. Blessed is the man whom Thou choosest, and causest to approach unto Thee, that he may dwell in Thy courts" (Psalm 65:3,4). "Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18).
How blissfully the blessing flows
From God to those who seek His face,
Extending peace that He bestows
Upon the souls He saves by grace.
The Lord has found a way to bless,
Though our iniquities abound,
Imputing His own righteousness
And purging sins no longer found.
How blest we are that Christ would choose
For our sakes to be sacrificed!
How blindly does a soul refuse
The gift of God through Jesus Christ!
Your blissful blessing, Lord, exceeds
The limits of our contemplation,
Yet as Your gracious Spirit leads,
We grow in grace and adoration.