The UK Christian Music Chart for July has been released and the great news is that The Irish Blessing 2020 is sitting at #2 on this chart, behind the UK Blessing which is at #1. Given that the Irish Blessing was, in part, inspired by the many beautiful renditions of The Blessing (by Elevation Worship feat. Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes,) which have emerged from every corner of the earth during this time of pandemic, it seems fitting that we find ourselves beside the beautiful version sung by our nearest neighbours in this chart.
Thank you so much to all who voted for The Irish Blessing. We give thanks to God that these beautiful Blessings continue to ring out all across the world, resonating with so many people. (You can listen to some of the versions by clicking here.) We can only imagine the many graces that will flow from the playing, singing and praying of all of these songs of praise, now and in the future. To God be the glory.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face shine on you
And be gracious to you;
The Lord turn his face toward you
And give you peace.