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The Blessing

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3 Types of Songs for Worship

Man to God songs
God to man songs
Man to man songs where we declare the goodness of the Lord to each other
Colossians 3:16 encourages us to encourage one another, and this is where this benediction/song is used to encourage one another as we complete our daily service of worship to God
English Standard Version Chapter 3

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Verse of The Blessing

The Lord bless you And keep you Make his face shine upon you And be gracious to you The Lord turn his Face toward you And give you peace

Numbers 6:24-27 The Lord bless you and keep you;

25  the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;

26  the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

27 “So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.”

Psalm 67:1-3 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Ps 67:1–3.

Bless- to confer or invoke divine favor upon; ask God to look favorably on.

Bless- {brk}- to bless; to praise;
Pronouncement of the favor of God upon an assembled congregation
Peter Toon and R. Milton Winter, “Bless, Blessing,” Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1988), 364.
Bless -

Bridge 1

Psalm 90:17
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands!
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Ps 90:17.
It reminds us of the covenant God made with Abraham to bless, not only Abraham, but it flows through generations
May his favor Be upon you And a thousand generations And your family And your children And their children And their children

Bridge 2

Ex. 33:14 Moses intercedes on behalf of the people and asked/demanded God to accompany his people, and God responds:
English Standard Version Chapter 33

And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest

May his presence Go before you And behind you And beside you All around you And within you He is with you He is with you
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