Lord of the home
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Lord of the home, your only Son
received a mother's tender love,
and from an earthly father won
his vision of your home above.
Help us, O Lord, our homes to make
your Holy Spirit's dwelling place.
Our hands' and hearts' devotion take
to be the servants of your grace.
Pray we that all who with us dwell,
your love and joy and peace may know;
and while our lips your praises tell,
may faithful lives your glory show.
Teach us to keep our homes so fair,
that were our Lord a child once more,
he might be glad our hearth to share,
and find a welcome at our door.
Lord, may your Spirit sanctify
each household duty we fulfill.
May we our Master glorify
in glad obedience to your will.
#490 in Hymnal: A Worship Book
Words: Albert F. Bayly, 1947, Rejoice O People, 1950
Text copyright © Oxford University Press, London
Tune: arranged from GROSSER GOTT, WIR LOBEN DICH,
Katholisches Gesangbuch, ca. 1774
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