A hymn for families
We thank you for our family Lord,
For those who love and care,
Who through all times of good and ill
Are ever there to share.
We thank you for the happy times
Of laughter, stories, song,
When hearts are warmed and memories shared
And friendships made more strong.
We thank you for the hands that help
When we are weak and lame;
For patient understanding when
We are the cause of pain.
We pray that we may always be
Fair and kind and just
To other family members and
Be worthy of their trust.
But tell, who is our family Lord?
Parent, daughter, son?
We all are children of one God;
Together we are one!
So mindful may we ever be
Of human sanctity.
Remembering that we are one world
And one humanity.
(May be sung to the tune “LUCIUS; 2 nd tune for AHB 367 or TIS 442))
- Jeff Bishop
(Written many years ago for a Bishop family reunion)
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