Jesus Christ, our Savior, Once for us a child

Jesus Christ, our Savior, Once for us a child

Author: William Whiting
Tune: ST. DAVID (Calkin)
Published in 47 hymnals

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1 Jesus Christ our Savior,
Once for us a child,
In Thy whole behavior,
Meek, obedient, mild;
In Thy foot-steps treading
We Thy lambs will be,
Foe nor danger dreading
While we follow Thee.

2 For all Thou bestowest,
All Thou dost withhold;
Whatsoe'er Thou knowest
Best for us, Thy fold;
For all gifts and graces
While we live below,
Till in heavenly places
We Thy face shall know:

3 We Thy children, raising
Unto Thee our hearts,
In Thy constant praising
Bear our duteous parts.
As Thy love hath won us
From the world away,
Still Thy hands put on us;
Bless us day by day.

4 Let Thine angels guide us;
Let Thine arms enfold;
In Thy bosom hide us,
Sheltered from the cold.
To Thyself us gather,
'Mid the ransomed host,
Praising Thee, the Father,
And the Holy Ghost.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #305

Author: William Whiting

William Whiting was born in Kensington, November 1, 1825, and was educated at Clapham and Winchester Colleges. He was later master of Winchester College Choristers' School, where he wrote Rural Thoughts and Other Poems, 1851. He died at Winchester. --The Hymnal 1940 Companion… Go to person page >

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