O God in heaven, whose loving plan

O God in heaven, whose loving plan
ordained for us our parents' care,
and from the time our life began,
the shelter of a home to share.
Our Father, on the homes we love,
send down thy blessing from above.

May young and old together know
in Christ, the Lord of every day,
that fellowship will mark our homes
in joy and sorrow, work and play. Refrain

Forgive the sins that mar our lives;
our selfishness by love subdue;
as parents, children, make us wise
in glad obedience to you. Refrain

O Father, in our homes preside,
and bless our housework with delight;
in kindly ways be now our guide,
on mirth and trouble spread thy light. Refrain

Words: Hugh Martin (1890-1964)
Words © 1961, Ren. 1989 The Hymn Society
(admin. Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188).
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Music: Colchester, Melita, Wych Cross

Meter: 88 88 88

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