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.
tekst: Helen Taylor