Bless, and keep us, God in your love united,
from your family never separated.
You make all things new as we follow after;
whether tears or laughter, we belong to you.
Blessing shrivels up when your children hoard it;
move us then to share, for we can afford it:
blessing only grows in the act of sharing,
in a life of caring; love that heals and grows.
Fill your world with peace, such as you intended.
Teach us to prize the earth, love, replenish, tend it.
God, uplift, fulfil all who sow in sadness,
let them reap with gladness, by your kingdom thrilled.
You renew our life, changing tears to laughter;
we belong to you, so we follow after.
Bless and keep us, God, in your love united,
never separated from your living Word.