866. Lord Jesus Christ, the Children's Friend

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.

Text Information
First Line: Lord Jesus Christ, the children's friend
Title: Lord Jesus Christ, the Children's Friend
Author: Henry L. Lettermann, 1932-96
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: Psalm 78:1-8; Psalm 128:3-6; Psalm 34:11
Topic: Christian Home and Education; Christian Education
Language: English
Copyright: © 1982 Concordia Publishing House
Tune Information
Composer: William Knapp, 1698-1768
Arranger: James Turle, 1802-82
Meter: L M
Key: G Major or modal

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