1 Our Father, by whose name
all parenthood is known,
who in your love proclaim
each family your own.
direct all parents, guarding well,
with constant love as sentinel,
the homes in which your people dwell.
2 O Christ, yourself a child
within an earthly home,
with heart still undefiled
you did to manhood come:
our children bless in every place
that they may all behold your face
and, knowing you, may grow in grace.
3 Blest Spirit, who can bind
our hearts in unity
and teach us so to find
the love from self set free;
in all our hearts such love increase
that every home, by this release,
may be the dwelling place of peace.