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413. Our Children, Lord in Faith and Prayer

1 Our children, Lord, in faith and pray'r,
we now devote to thee;
let them thy cov'nant mercies share,
and thy salvation see.

2 Such helpless babes thou didst embrace,
while dwelling here below;
to us and ours, O God of grace,
the same compassion show.

3 In early days their hearts secure
from worldly snares, we pray;
O let them to the end endure
in every righteous way.

Text Information
First Line: Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer
Title: Our Children, Lord in Faith and Prayer
Author: Thomas Haweis (1808; alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: The Church: Baptism; Christ: Compassion of; Church: Covenant People
Tune Information
Composer: Sylvanus B. Pond, 1792-1871
Arranger: Austin C. Lovelace (1964)
Meter: C.M.
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Tune arr. © 1964, Abingdon Press, Reprinted from the Book of Hymns by permission.

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