Bless This House

This song of dedication for a home was written by English academic and writer Helen Taylor (1873-1943). It was first published as "Bless the House" in 1927, but later had some minor adjustments suggested by Irish tenor John McCormack (1884–1945).

The tune was written by her friend, Australian-born composer May H Brahe (1884–1956).

Though not originally intended as a hymn, it is seen as one by many people. However it does not appear to have been published in any hymnals.  Artists who have recorded it include Perry Como, and many others. (Ref)


Downloads

Sheet Music Plus Homepage Various choral and piano arrangements.

Examples

Choir with piano accompaniment:



Michael Daly - tenor:



Perry Como's recording:


Lyrics

Bless this house O Lord we pray; Make it safe by night and day;
Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out:
Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie over all;
Bless this door, that it may prove ever open to joy and love.

Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God's heav'nly light;
Bless the hearth a'blazing there, with smoke ascending like a prayer;
Bless the folk who dwell within, keep them pure and free from sin;
Bless us all that we may be Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;
Bless us all that one day we May dwell O Lord with thee.

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