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.
|First Line:||A little child the Savior came|
|Title:||A Little Child the Savior Came|
|Author:||William Robertson (1861)|
|Topic:||The Church: Baptism; Christ: Deity of; Christ: Love and Grace of|