Mothering Sunday

by Nick Jowett (Tune: Quem Pastores)

  1. Lord, we thank you for our mothers,

    for our sisters and our brothers,

    fathers, children and all others

    who make up the family.

  2. Father, thank you for all carers,

    those who strive to be the sharers

    of all burdens, and the bearers

    of your love in family.

  3. Lord, we know when love is dying,

    parents hear their children sighing;

    let them never cease from trying

    to find peace in family.

  4. Father, Mother, ground of being,

    you sustain beyond our seeing,

    still in Christ our brother freeing

    us to be your family.

  5. Lord, we thank you for all mothers,

    for all nephews, aunties, brothers,

    nannies, neighbours, grandads, others

    who build up the family.

Revd Nick Jowett is Vicar of St Andrew's, Psalter Lane, Sheffield and Diocesan Ecumenical Officer.