502. Lord of the Home

1 Lord of the home, the Son you love
Received a mother's tender care,
A father's strength like yours above,
A home with warmth and kindness there.

2 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.

3 We pray 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.

4 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.

5 Lord, may your Spirit sanctify
Each household duty we fulfill.
May we our Savior glorify
With glad obedience to your will.

Text Information
First Line: Lord of the home, the son you love
Title: Lord of the Home
Author: Albert F. Bayly, 1901-84 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Christian Home
Copyright: Text: © Albert F. Bayly.
Tune Information
Name: DEUS TUORUM MILITUM
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Antiphoner, Grenoble, 1753
Copyright: Setting: © 1993 Kermit G. Moldenhauer. Used by permission.
Notes: Alternate setting: 196



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