For Launde We Give You Thanks (Revd Brian Davis)
For Launde we give you thanks O Lord,
this green and healing space;
The trees and parkland spreading wide,
The gardens and the house provide
A peaceful, holy place,
A peaceful, holy place.
And so, O Lord we pray for those
who come to Launde each day;
That all who seek in faith may find
Your saving grace, with open mind
May walk the Christlike way,
May walk the Christlike way.
Here may the doubting grow in faith,
The anxious soul find rest;
The tempted struggling with their fears,
Those full of sorrow, grief and tears:
May everyone be blessed,
May everyone be blessed.
Here may the weary find new life,
The weak their strength restored;
And may we all, now Spirit fired,
With love and joy and peace inspired,
Rejoice to serve our Lord
Rejoice to serve our Lord.
About the composer: Revd Brian Davis
Brian has been Chair of Launde Friends since 2013, but has been involved at the Abbey for many years. He now arranges regular Sunday afternoon classical concerts in the chapel at Launde. He lives in Market Harborough and is Priest in Charge of the Gaulby Group of churches.