735. Guard Thy Children

1 Gracious Father, guard thy children
From the foe's destructive pow'r;
Save O save them, Lord, from falling
In this dark and trying hour.
Thou wilt surely prove thy people,
All our graces must be tried;
But thy word illumes our pathway,
And in God we still confide.

2 We are in the time of waiting;
Soon we shall behold our Lord,
Wafted far away from sorrow,
To receive our rich reward.
Keep us, Lord, till thine appearing,
Pure, unspotted from the world;
Let thy Holy Spirit cheer us
Till thy banner is unfurled.

Text Information
First Line: Gracious Father, guard thy children
Title: Guard Thy Children
Author: Anon.
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: The Home Eternal: Waiting for Christ
Tune Information
Composer: Rousseau
Meter: 8s & 7s. D.
Key: F Major

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