by Nick Jowett
Tune: Quem Pastores
Lord, we thank you for our mothers,
for our sisters and our brothers,
fathers, children and all others
who make up the family.
Father, thank you for all carers,
those who strive to be the sharers
of all burdens, and the bearers
of your love in family.
Lord, we know when love is dying,
parents hear their children sighing;
let them never cease from trying
to find peace in family.
Father, Mother, ground of being,
you sustain beyond our seeing,
still in Christ our brother freeing
us to be your family.
Lord, we thank you for all mothers,
for all nephews, aunties, brothers,
nannies, neighbours, grandads, others
who build up the family.