1 Lord Jesus Christ, the children's friend,
To each of them Your presence send;
Call them by name and keep them true
In loving faith, dear Lord, to You.
2 In Christian homes, Lord, let them be
Your blessing to their family;
Let Christian schools Your work extend
In living truth as You intend.
3 That caring parents, gracious Lord,
And faithful teachers find reward
In leading these, to whom You call,
To find in Christ their all in all.
4 For by Your Word we clearly see
That we have sinned continually;
But show us too, forgiving Lord,
Your saving Gospel's great reward.
5 That all of us, Your children dear,
By Christ redeemed, may Christ revere;
Lead us in joy that all we do
Willl witness to our love for You.
6 Then guard and keep us to the end,
Secure in You, our gracious friend,
That in Your heav'nly family
We sing Your praise eternally.
|First Line:||Lord Jesus Christ, the children's friend|
|Title:||Lord Jesus Christ, the Children's Friend|
|Author:||Henry L. Lettermann, 1932-96|
|Scripture:||Psalm 78:1-8; Psalm 128:3-6; Psalm 34:11|
|Topic:||Christian Home and Education; Christian Education|
|Copyright:||© 1982 Concordia Publishing House|
|Composer:||William Knapp, 1698-1768|
|Arranger:||James Turle, 1802-82|
|Key:||G Major or modal|