Father Of The Human Family


God, who made the human family,
Claiming each to be your own,
Let this act be the beginning
Of a life in Christ full-grown.
Grace and strength grant to each parent;
Of their fall keep them aware:
With your love surround your children,
They your life of joy to share.

As the Church we live your praises,
Marked for service in your name;
With your Spirit born within us,
We our worlds for Christ reclaim.
And from us, your gathered people,
Prayer and praise is offered new:
By your grace we have been strengthened,
Greater works in faith to do.