1 Father of all, whose laws have stood
as signposts for our earthly good;
whose Son has come with truth and grace,
your likeness shining in his face:
Give us Christ's love, its depth and length,
its heart and soul and mind and strength.

2 The first and finest day is yours
to consecrate all other hours;
all other lords may we disown
and worship bring to you alone:
Chorus

3 Surround our homes with joy and peace,
with loyalty and cheerfulness;
let partners live without pretence
and children grow in confidence:
Chorus

4 May bitter hearts fresh mercy feel
and thieving hands no longer steal;
none damn their neighbour with a lie,
nor stoke the fires of jealousy:
Chorus

5 Father of all, whose laws have stood
as signposts for our earthly good;
whose Son has come with truth and grace,
your likeness shining in his face:
Chorus

David Mowbray (born 1938)
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