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632. Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer

1 Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer,
we now devote to you;
let them your covenant mercies share,
and your salvation true.

2 Such children you did once embrace,
while dwelling here below;
to us and ours, O God of grace,
the same compassion show.

3 Dear Lord, your infant feet were found
within your Father's shrine;
your years, with changeless virtue crowned,
were all alike divine.

4 Dependent on your bounteous breath,
we seek your grace alone,
in every stage of life and death,
to keep us still your own.

Text Information
First Line: Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer
Author: Thomas Haweis (1734-1820)
Author: Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
Scripture: 1 Samuel 1:27-28; 2 Timothy 1:5; Acts 2:39; Isaiah 46:3-4; Job 33:4; Luke 2:22; Luke 2:39-52; Mark 10:13-16; Matthew 9:13-15
Topic: The Holy Spirit: The Church Celebrates - Holy Baptism; Children; Covenant (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: William Gardiner (1770-1853)
Meter: CM
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Harmonised Revised Church Hymnary, 1927

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