1 Lord of creation, giver of gladness,
in celebration we come today;
loved ones around us, hope shining strongly,
your love completing our deepest joy.

2 Lord of our past days, life's rich surprises,
clearing our pathways you wisely led:
through painful learning we have moved forward,
working and earning our daily bread.

3 Lord of tomorrow: what will it bring us?
Blessing or sorrow, all unexplored:
each situation calls us to trust you,
our true salvation is Christ the Lord.

4 Lord, in your keeping we are safe always;
waking or sleeping you watch us still:
save us from losing love's precious jewel,
help us in choosing your gracious will.

David Mowbray (born 1938)
© David Mowbray/Jubilate Hymns Ltd
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