Since this site is about Home, it’s fitting that our first meditation should be the words from the song, “Bless This House”. I remember hearing it often when I was growing up in the 1950s. After the lyrics there’s a web link that lets you see and hear Perry Como singing the song.
Bless this house, oh 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 overall.
Bless this door that it may prove,
Ever open to joy and love.
Bless these windows shining bright,
Letting in God’s heavenly light.
Bless the hearth, ablazing 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, oh Lord, to dwell with Thee.
Bless us all that one day we may dwell,
Oh Lord, with Thee!
Words and music by Helen Taylor and Mary H. Morgan ( a.k.a. Brahe ), 1927.