658. Great God, now condescend

1 Great God, now condescend
To bless our rising race;
Soon may their willing spirits bend
To thy victorious grace!

2 O what a vast delight
Their happiness to see!
Our warmest wishes all unite
to lead their souls to thee.

3 Dear Lord, thy Spirit pour
Upon our infant seed;
O bring the long'd-for happy hour
That makes them thine indeed.

4 May they receive thy word,
Confess the Saviour's name;
Then follow their despised Lord
Through the baptismal stream.

5 Thus let our favour'd race
Surround thy sacred board,
There to adore thy sovereign grace,
And sing their dying lord.

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First Line: Great God, now condescend
Meter: S. M.
Publication Date: 1832
Topic: Parents and Children; Prayer for infants; or, Children, day by day, given to God
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