1 Thus saith the mercy of the Lord,
"I'll be a God to thee;
"I'll bless thy numerous race — and they
"Shall be a seed for me."
2 Abra'm believ'd the promis'd grace,
And gave his sons to God;
But water seals the blessing now,
That once was seal'd with blood.
3 Thus Lydia sanctify'd her house,
When she receiv'd the word;
Thus the believing jailor gave
This houshold to the Lord.
4 Thus later saints, eternal king,
Thine ancient truth embrace;
To thee their infant offspring bring,
And humbly claim the grace.
The New Christian Hymnal #160
|First Line:||Thus saith the mercy of the Lord|
|Title:||Children devoted to God|
|Notes:||For those who practice Infant Baptism|