1 Lord Jesus, once a child,
Saviour of young and old,
receive this little child of ours
into your flock and fold.
2 You drank the cup of life,
its bitterness and bliss,
and loved us to the uttermost
for such a child as this.
3 So help us, Lord, to trust,
through this baptismal rite,
not in our own imperfect love,
but in your saving might.
|First Line:||Lord Jesus, once a child|
|Title:||Lord Jesus, Once a Child|
|Author:||Fred Pratt Green (1971, alt.)|
|Copyright:||Copyright © 1971 by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.|
|Composer:||W. H. Havergal (1857)|
|Source:||J. B. König, 1738 (based on a chorale by)|