Eternal love, you birthed us, nursed us, claimed us. We are yours.
Your name compared to others is the holiest, of course.
The ways of heaven send into creation to transform
That all according to your will becomes the human norm.
The bread you see we need each day we pray that you will give.
The sin that comes between us, that we trust you to forgive.
And guide us to release the sins of others that we hold.
And spare us from hard testing. We’re not brave nor are we bold.
From evil that’s inside us, purify us, make us clean.
From evil that’s around us, pray surround us, be our screen
All kingdom and all power and all glory that have been.
Are yours now and forever, to eternity. AMEN
Text: David Alexander, 2012 , CC BY-NC SA 4.0
Tune: Forest Green, Public Domain
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