417. A Little Child the Savior Came

1 A little child the Savior came,
the Mighty God was still his name;
and angels worshiped as he lay
the seeming infant of a day.

2 He who, a little child, began
the life divine to show to man,
proclaims from heav'n the message free:
"Let little children come to me."

3 We bring them, Lord, and with the sign
of sprinkled water name them thine:
their souls with saving grace endow;
baptize them with thy Spirit now.

4 O give thine angels charge, good Lord,
them safely in thy way to guard;
thy blessing on their lives command,
and write their names upon thy hand.

5 O thou, who by an infant's tongue
dost hear thy perfect glory sung,
may these, with all the heav'nly host,
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Text Information
First Line: A little child the Savior came
Title: A Little Child the Savior Came
Author: William Robertson (1861)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Topic: The Church: Baptism; Christ: Deity of; Christ: Love and Grace of
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: E♭ Major

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