Family Hymn

We thank thee, Lord, that ties of love grown strong
Bind parents, children, friendships of the heart.
Varied as music, different as each song,
Yet harmonized in tone, through love's rich art.

We thank thee, Lord, thy people round our sphere
Form one broad family, warm in Christian trust.
Unlike as blossoms, blooming new each year,
With kindness' garland, growing to be just

We thank thee, Lord, for counting us thine own,
Our ugly scars of sin thou wilt erase.
Redeemed men shine like lamps around thy throne!
Lamps, many-colored, burn by radiant grace.