43. O Let Thy Spirit With Us Tarry

1 O let Thy spirit with us tarry,
Lord Jesus, this we ask of Thee.
These little ones to Thee we carry:
Baptize them that Thine own they be.

2 We name them after Thee, tho' humble:
O let them in Thy name arise;
Nor let them fall if they should stumble,
But run their course and gain the prize.

3 If long their course, O Lord, uphold them,
Thine aged servants bear in mind;
If short, O may Thy love enfold them,
That in Thine arms they rest may find.

4 Deep in their hearts Thy name be planted,
Their names be writ in Thy right hand,
To them in weal and woe be granted
Thy Spirit, all to understand.

5 The angels sing when babes are sleeping;
May still they sing when death draws near.
Both cross and crown are in Thy keeping;
Lead Thou us on, we have no fear.

Text Information
First Line: O let Thy Spirit with us tarry
Title: O Let Thy Spirit With Us Tarry
Translator: S. D. Rodholm
Author: N. F. S. Grundtvig
Publication Date: 1930
Meter: 9 8 9 8
Topic: The Means of Grace: The Sarraments-Holy Baptism
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: RUNG
Composer: H. Rung
Meter: 9 8 9 8
Key: F Major or modal






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