On this House Your Blessing Lord

This song by Sister Marie Lydia Pereira (b. 1920) was first published in the 20th Century Folk Hymnal Volume 1 in 1976, and today is included under the title "On this Church Your Blessing Lord" in the 2008 Catholic edition of Hymns Old and New.

It has a number of variations in common use, eg "On this school ...", "On our church ... ", and the gift invoked can also be varied (blessing, loving, giving, calling, etc)

The song appears to be used in a number of schools in several countries in Asia that are run by the Loretto sisters.

It is set to an un-named tune with a 3/4 time signature. This was published originally in the key of Dmaj with the first few notes being D F A F F E E.


Downloads

This section may contain affiliate links: I earn from qualifying purchases on these. Free downloads are provided where possible (eg for public domain items).

Examples

Singer with keyboard:


Instrumental - keyboard:



School choir, keyboard accompaniment:


Singer with guitar - Hindi translation:


Instrumental - organ:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.

The song has four verses, each one following a similar pattern.  A rough outline is:
On this house your blessing, Lord,
On this house your grace bestow.
On this house your blessing Lord,
May it come and never go
Bringing peace and joy and happiness,
Bringing love that knows no end.
On this house your blessing, Lord,
On this house your blessing send.

On this house your loving, Lord,
May it overflow each day,
On this house your loving, Lord,
May it come and with us stay.
Drawing us in love and unity,
By the love received from you.
On this house your loving, Lord,
May it come each day anew.

On this house your giving, Lord,
May it turn and ever flow.
On this house your giving, Lord,
On this house your wealth bestow.
Filling all our hopes and wishes Lord
In the way you know is best.
On this house your giving Lord
May it come and with us rest.

On this house your calling Lord
May it come to us each day.
On this house your your calling Lord
May it come to lead the way.
Filling us with nobler yearnings Lord
Calling us to live in you
On this house your calling Lord
May it come each day anew.
4  On this house your calling Lord
May it come to us ...

See more ...

KEEP IN CASE ORIGINAL IS REMOVED, BUT DO NOT DISPLAY On this house your blessing, Lord,
On this house your grace bestow.
On this house your blessing Lord,
May it come and never go
Bringing peace and joy and happiness,
Bringing love that knows no end.
On this house your blessing, Lord,
On this house your blessing send.

On this house your loving, Lord,
May it overflow each day,
On this house your loving, Lord,
May it come and with us stay.
Drawing us in love and unity,
By the love received from you.
On this house your loving, Lord,
May it come each day anew.

On this house your giving, Lord,
May it turn and ever flow.
On this house your giving, Lord,
On this house your wealth bestow.
Filling all our hopes and wishes Lord
In the way you know is best.
On this house your giving Lord
May it come and with us rest.

On this house your calling Lord
May it come to us each day.
On this house your your calling Lord
May it come to lead the way.
Filling us with nobler yearnings Lord
Calling us to live in you
On this house your calling Lord
May it come each day anew.

1 comment:


Sheet Music Anywhere at Musicnotes.com