"Almighty Father, Bless the Word"
by an unknown author

1. Almighty Father, bless the Word
Which through Thy grace we now have heard,
Oh, may the precious seed take root,
Spring up, and bear abundant fruit!

2. We praise Thee for the means of grace
As homeward now our steps we trace.
Grant, Lord, that we who worshiped here
May all at last in heaven appear.

The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #52
Text: Luke 8:8
Author: unknown
From the Scandanavian
Tune: "Old Hundredth"
1st Published in: _Genevan Psalter_, 1551