1 Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer,
we now devote to you;
let them your covenant mercies share,
and your salvation true.
2 Such children you did once embrace,
while dwelling here below;
to us and ours, O God of grace,
the same compassion show.
3 Dear Lord, your infant feet were found
within your Father's shrine;
your years, with changeless virtue crowned,
were all alike divine.
4 Dependent on your bounteous breath,
we seek your grace alone,
in every stage of life and death,
to keep us still your own.
|First Line:||Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer|
|Author:||Thomas Haweis (1734-1820)|
|Author:||Reginald Heber (1783-1826)|
|Scripture:||1 Samuel 1:27-28; 2 Timothy 1:5; Acts 2:39; Isaiah 46:3-4; Job 33:4; Luke 2:22; Luke 2:39-52; Mark 10:13-16; Matthew 9:13-15|
|Topic:||The Holy Spirit: The Church Celebrates - Holy Baptism; Children; Covenant1 more...|
|Composer:||William Gardiner (1770-1853)|
|Source:||Harmonised Revised Church Hymnary, 1927|