Thus May He Bless and Keep Thee

        THE Lord bless thee!
        How shall He bless thee?
With the gladness that knoweth no decay;
With the riches that cannot pass away;
       With the sunshine that makes an endless day—
        Thus may He bless thee!

        And keep thee!
        How shall He keep thee?
With the all‑covering shadow of His wings;
With the strong love that guards from evil things;
With the sure power that safe to glory brings—
        Thus may He keep thee!

Poems of Dawn