1 Father and God, from whom our world derives
all fatherhood in every family,
we bow our knees for power to fill our lives
your mighty grace. your Spirit's energy:

2 For Christ to make his home in every heart,
to plant and build us in his love's pure strength;
to help his church to grasp in every part
love's boundless height and depth, and breadth and length.

3 With all God's fulness let us now be filled,
and know the splendour of his love unknown;
expect the gifts a father gives his child
and share the trophies that our king has won.

4 To God be praise! His power in us can do
far more than we can ask or understand;
through Jesus Christ who by his church makes new
for every age the glories God has planned.

Christopher Idle from Ephesians 3
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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