Our Father God, Creator, Lord,
whose goodness flows through all the earth;
now we your people come to you
to offer praise and own your worth.

Today you call us gathered here
to selfless giving, faithful prayer;
to show your free and boundless love
in thoughtful action, tender care.

Now we acknowledge you as Lord
of all our past and future years:
and, present still with us today,
you know our plans and hopes and fears.

So teach our hearts and minds and wills
that all we have is from above,
then we shall share with generous joy
the wonder of Christ's saving love.

Come, fill us with your Spirit, Lord,
through every day and every hour,
that those around may see in us
your tender love and mighty power.


Derek Baldwin (b. 1944)
© Derek Baldwin, admin. The Jubilate Group
Metre: 8 8 8 8 (LM)
Tune: CHURCH TRIUMPHANT; FULDA; GONFALON ROYAL