The Blessing Lyrics + Video

Verse
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

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

Chorus
A - men
Amen, Amen
A - men
Amen, Amen

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

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

Bridge 1
May His favor be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children and their children
May His favor be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children and their children

Bridge 2
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
In the morning in the evening
In your coming and your going
In your weeping and rejoicing
He is for you He is for you

Tag
He is for you He is for you
He is for you He is for you
He is for you He is for you
He is for you He is for you

A - men
Amen, Amen
A - men
Amen, Amen

Bridge 3
May His favor be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children and their children
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
In the morning in the evening
In your coming and your going

STORY BEHIND THE BLESSING SONG:
Kari Jobe, Pst. Chris and Pst. Steven of Elevation worship got together on a Thursday just to go in the presence of God putting together lyric and melody. A couple of hours into it, the presence of God brought everything to a halt and that is when the writing the Blessing song was born. Straight from scripture (Numbers Chapter 6) and from the heart of the Father over us as His kings. Singing this song as a blessing over you and your family, your children and your generations. The song aims to turn the hearts people to receive blessings from heaven. Even in the midst of a pandemic such as COVID-19 God still commands blessings over our lives. Churches all over the world have joined in The Blessing song: The UK Blessing, The Hawaii Blessing, The Blessing South Africa among others.


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"The Blessing" is a song performed by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship, released as the lead single from Elevation Worship's twelfth live album, Graves into Gardens (2020), as well as Kari Jobe's third live album, The Blessing (2020), on March 20, 2020.
The song was written by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Steven Furtick. Chris Brown handled the production of the single.

"The Blessing" was a commercial success upon its release, having debuted at No. 3 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart. It peaked at No. 2 on Hot Christian Songs chart, and No. 15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100. It has been certified gold by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). "The Blessing" won the GMA Dove Award for Worship Recorded Song of the Year at the 2020 GMA Dove Awards, and the GMA Dove Award for Song of the Year at the 2021 GMA Dove Awards. It has also garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at the 2021 Grammy Awards. It was further recorded into dozens of cover versions by various artists, produced in various languages and in different parts of the world.

Background
Initially, "The Blessing" was released as music video on Elevation Worship's YouTube channel in early March 2020, with Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes leading the song in a worship service at Elevation Church's Ballantyne campus on March 1. Jobe, Carnes had written the song together with Steven Furtick and Chris Brown in a writing session on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Elevation prior to leading it at Elevation's Sunday service on March 1, 2020. The song became popular on YouTube, leading to the release of the live audio recording on March 20, 2020, to other platforms. The song's music video had garnered over 3 million views on YouTube at the time of its release.

"The Blessing" was serviced to Christian radio stations on May 1, 2020.

Composition
"The Blessing" is composed in the key of B with a tempo of 70 beats per minute and a musical time signature of 4 4. Carnes' and Jobe's vocal range spans from F♯3 to E5.

The lyrics are largely taken from the priestly blessing found in the Book of Numbers within the Old Testament of the Bible. [Numbers 6:22-27]

Commercial performance
On the Hot Christian Songs chart dated April 4, 2020, the song debuted at No. 3, while also peaking at No. 4 on the US Digital Song Sales chart. The song had sold 12,000 downloads and garnered 1.3 million streams in its first week, and thus becoming Kari Jobe's and Elevation Worship's fourth top ten hit on Hot Christian Songs and Cody Carnes first top ten on the chart, as well as the highest debut for all three acts. The song is also the highest-charting faith-based song on Digital Song Sales chart in four years since Jordan Smith's rendition of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" peaked at No. 3 in December 2015.

Music videos
On March 6, 2020, Elevation Worship released the live music video of "The Blessing" featuring Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes recorded at Elevation Church's Ballantyne campus on its YouTube channel. Cody Carnes released a "Live from Home" performance video featuring Kari Jobe to YouTube on March 19, 2020. On March 31, 2020, a "Living Room Session" performance video of the song was uploaded by Elevation Worship to YouTube. Kari Jobe published the lyric video of the song on YouTube on April 8, 2020.


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  • Marshall

    It is a surpassing & preeminent blessg to me and my children, hallelujah!
    The story above, 5th sentence should read "0f people."
    Thks for the blessg!

  • Sherry W Gunter

    This is the best song I have heard in a long time. I can sit, in the car, and at work and listen to this song over and over! Feels like God is right here! Thank You for this song!

  • Matthew Marceau

    The 1st verse is: The Lord turn His face towards You
    And give You peace. Not Upon but towards, just thought I'd point that out.....

  • Di_Pritt

    Make His face upon You should be Make His Face Shine upon you!!


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    • Pk

      The Blessing lyrics has been updated, thanks Di_Pritt for the input.

  • Nicole

    It’s ‘weeping’ not ‘weapon’


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    • Pk

      The blessing lyrics corrected, thanks Nicole.