Our Father, By Whose Name   1 comment

Above:  Kids4Peace, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/Kids4PeaceAtlantaAbrahamSTent#5765866514645993250)

Hymn Source = Pilgrim Hymnal (1958), of the United Church of Christ

Words by Father F. Bland Tucker (1895-1984), Episcopal priest

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1.  Our Father, by whose name

All fatherhood is known,

Who dost in love proclaim

Each family thine own,

Bless thou all parents, guarding well,

With constant love as sentinel,

The homes in which thy people dwell.

2.  O Christ, thyself a child

Within an earthly home,

With heart still undefiled,

Thou didst to manhood come;

Our children bless, in every place,

That they may all behold thy face,

And knowing thee may grow in grace.

3.  O Spirit, who dost bind

Our hearts in unity,

Who teachest us to find

The love from self set free,

In all our hearts such love increase,

That every home, by this release,

May be the dwelling place of peace.

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