God's Holy Family (Father God, bless this family)



This hymn of petition asks the persons of the Trinity to bestow invoke God's blessing on a family.

It was written by American Roman Catholic diocesan priest and composer John Schiavone, and published by OCP Publiations 

It is popular for weddings, and for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.


Image based on The Holy Family, Giorgione c 1500

Downloads

Examples


Choir practise with organ (has some stops and starts, because it's practise):

Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Chorus:
Father God, bless this family;
Brother Christ remain with us
Holy Love, Spirit of unity,
Make us one family; God's Holy Family.

1   For the Word of God proclaimed,
.... God's Holy Family, God's Holy Family.

2   For the help to those in need ...

3   For the welcome that we feel ...

4   For the blessings of the past ...

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Chorus:
Father God, bless this family;
Brother Christ remain with us
Holy Love, Spirit of unity,
Make us one family; God's Holy Family.

1   For the Word of God proclaimed,
for the signs we celebrate,
Word and sacrament giving life:
This is our family:
God's Holy Family, God's Holy Family.

2   For the help to those in need,
for the healing of our pain,
loving service we give to all:
This is our family:
God's Holy Family, God's Holy Family.

3   For the welcome that we feel,
for the friends who share our days,
watching, waiting in hope and joy:
This is our family:
God's Holy Family, God's Holy Family.

4   For the blessings of the past,
for the hope of days to come,
young and old joining hands and hearts:
This is our family:
God's Holy Family, God's Holy Family

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