Bless This House

This is a song of dedication or blessing for a home 

The words were 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 Taylor's 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)


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Choir with piano accompaniment:

Michael Daly - tenor:

Perry Como's recording:


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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