302. The Savior Kindly Calls

1 The Savior kindly calls
Our children to His breast;
He folds them in His gracious arms,
Himself declares them blest.

2 "Let them approach" He cries,
"Nor scorn their humble claim;
The heirs of heav'n are such as these,
For such as these I came."

3 With joy we bring them, Lord,
Devoting them to Thee,
Imploring that, as we are Thine,
Thine may our offspring be.


Text Information
First Line: The Savior kindly calls
Title: The Savior Kindly Calls
Author: Henry U. Onderdonk (1826, ad.)
Author: Philip Doddridge (1755, cento)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Sacraments: Baptism
Tune Information
Meter: S.M.
Key: D Major
Source: "Harmonischer Liederschatz," Frankfurt, 1738

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