1 Lord God who blessed our fathers here
until their journeys' end,
Jacob's Redeemer, Isaac's Fear
and Abraham's true Friend:

2 As you have blessed us in our turn
and brought us to this day,
so may our sons and daughters learn
to know their God, we pray.

3 As you have led us all life through,
so while our children grow
may they find confidence in you
whom it is life to know.

4 As you direct our changing years,
through trials make them strong;
still be their God through joys and tears,
their health, their strength and song.

5 Your love enriches every home
in every age the same:
let praise from every family come
and songs to bless your name.

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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