H.XXIII. Children devoted to God

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

Text Information
First Line: Thus saith the mercy of the Lord
Title: Children devoted to God
Publication Date: 1785
Scripture: ; ; ;
Language: English
Notes: For those who practice Infant Baptism
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