Inspired by a modern interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer by the late Jim Cotter
1 Earth-maker, source of the world and our wisdom,
lover and carer, forever the same.
Bread for our sustenance, all we have needed,
you offer freely, we worship your name.
2 Pain-bearer, holding the fragile and faulted,
loving the broken and tending the frail;
bringing forgiveness and grace for our mending,
you are the heaven where love will not fail.
3 Life-giver, offering justice and mercy,
needing your presence we come at your call;
hallow your name through the whole of creation,
you reign in glory for ever and all!
Andrew E. Pratt (born 1948)
Words © 2006 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England, http://www.stainer.co.uk.
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