1 Children of the heavenly Father
safely in his bosom gather;
nestling bird nor star in heaven
such a refuge e'er was given.
2 God his own shall tend and nourish;
in his holy courts they flourish.
From all evil powers he spares them;
in his mighty arms he bears them.
3 Neither life nor death shall ever
from the Lord his children sever;
for to them his grace revealing,
he turns sorrow into healing.
4 God has given, he has taken,
but his children ne'er forsaken;
his the loving purpose solely
to preserve them pure and holy.
|First Line:||Children of the heavenly Father safely in his bosom gather|
|Title:||Children of the Heavenly Father|
|Author:||Carolina Sandell Berg (1855)|
|Translator:||Ernest W. Olson (1925, alt.)|
|Scripture:||Romans 8:38-39; Job 1:21; Psalm 103:13; Isaiah 40:11; Jude|
|Topic:||God the Father: Providence and Care; God: Sustainer|
|Name:||TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA|
|Source:||Traditional Swedish melody|