What does the third blessing include?

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The third blessing consists of these words: “The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee peace.” In times of tribulation it seems to us that the Lord has turned His face away from us, and is angry at us. In this third blessing He blesses us by freeing us from our distress with His wonderful Gospel promises. He grants us forgiveness for our sins, peace of conscience is restored, and Christ again shines on us as the “sun of righteousness”. Thus we are free of our distress, and we can once again, in faith, enjoy the peace of Christ.