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 your blessing from above.
May young and old together find
in Christ, the Lord of every day,
that fellowship our homes may bind
in joy and sorrow, work and play.
Forgive the sins that mar our lives;
our selfishness by love subdue;
as parents, children, make you wise
in glad obedience to you.
O Father, in our home preside,
there duties shared as in your sight;
in kindly ways be now our guide,
on mirth and trouble shed your light.