Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided

Words written and adapted by Alister Bull and Martin Kelly

Tune: Lord for the years

Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,

urged and gave comfort, helped us through each day

calmed us with peace, comforted, provided:

Lord for those years, we bring our thoughts today.


Lord, for our land in this our generation,

spirits oppressed by sorrow, pain and care:

for young and old, for all who make this nation,

Lord of our land, bring hope when we despair


Lord, in those days when we disown and doubt you,

loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,

Anxious and helpless, lost indeed without you:

Lord of our days, we pray that You may reign.


Lord in those days, when we are filled with sorrows,

Grieving and helpless, when tears and pain hold sway,

Give us your love, in painful sad tomorrows,

Lord in such days, help us to see the way.


Lord for this time, when we recall our loved ones

Be near us now, and guard us with your peace

past put behind us, for the future take us:

Lord of our lives, lead us to your home.