Lord our God, O Lord our Father, Lord of love
and Lord of fear, now we gather round your
alter and we know your Word is near.
All our lives lie open to you, Lord of age
and Lord of youth, as we bring our sins and
falsehoods to the judgement of your truth.
Lord of times and Lord of seasons, Lord
of calmness, Lord of stress, heart that sees
our secret terrors, Lord of strength and gentleness.
Lord of storms and Lord of sunsets, Lord of
darkness, Lord of light, cast the shadow of your
blessing on us gathered in your sight.