The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you
and be gracious unto you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you
and give you peace.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
John R. Claypool (1960-1971)
In The Fellowship of God The Father,
And as You Go, Remember:
In The Goodness of God
You were Born into This World;
By The Grace of God
You have Been Kept
All the Day Long,
Even Until This Hour;
By The Love of God,
Fully Revealed in the Face of Jesus,
You.. are Being...Redeemed
John Howell (1973-1978)
A popular Youth Choir Benediction (Irish Blessing):
May The Road Rise To Meet You;
May The Wind Be At Your Back;
May The Sun Shine Warmly on Your Face.
May The Rain Fall Softly on Your Field,
And Until We Meet Again
..Until We Meet Again..
May The Lord Hold You
In the Palm of His Hand
H. Stephen Shoemaker (1981-1992)
May the Lord Bless You and Keep You;
May the Lord Make His Face to Shine Upon You
And Be Gracious Unto You.
May God Give You the Grace
Not to Sell Yourself Short,
Grace to Risk Something Big
For Something Good,
Grace to Remember that
The World is Now
Too Dangerous for Anything but Truth, and
Too Small for Anything but Love.
So May God Take Your Minds and
Think Through Them;
May God Take Your Lips and
Speak Through Them; and
May God Take Your Hearts and
Set Them On Fire,
the Father and
the Son and
the Holy Spirit,
Ron Sisk (1994-2002)
Have No Anxiety About Anything,
But in Everything--
By Prayer and Supplication
Let Your Requests be Made Known
And The Peace of God
Which Passes All Understanding
Will Keep Your Hearts and Your Minds
In Christ Jesus.
It is The Lord Who Goes Before You
God Will Be With You
God Will Not Fail You nor Forsake You
Do Not Fear or Be Dismayed
Winford L. Hendrix (2003-2004)
May the One who began a good work among you
bring it to completion
in God's own timing.
May you experience in abundance
the grace, peace, love and joy
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and may God keep you safe
until we meet again. Amen.
Let us now
savor the silence
before returning to
the noise of living.
W. Gregory Pope (2005 - 2011)
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
May God give you the grace to know that
it was by the love of God that you were brought into this world,
and it has been by the power and presence of God
that you have been sustained throughout all the days of your life
even until this very moment,
and it is with the hope and presence of God that you enter into tomorrow.
As you go,
may God take your minds and think through them,
may God take your lips and speak through them,
may God take your hearts and set them on fire,
through Jesus the Savior. Amen
Jason W. Crosby (2011 - )
The road ahead...long.
And what awaits us out there is much darkness and despair.
But, as you go forth,
know that the love of this fellowship surrounds you,
and God's face shines upon you so that each day you might...
Tell someone you love them.
Forgive someone you need to forgive.
Stand up for what is right and just.
Help feed someone who is hungry.
And, live in the abundant and audacious hope that you are being redeemed.
Andrea Woolley (2011 - )
William Johnson (2011 - 2012)
CRESCENT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
2800 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40206