|Text:||Children of the Heavenly Father|
|Author:||Caroline V. Sandell-Berg|
|Translator:||Ernst W. Olson|
|Tune:||TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA|
1 Children of the heavenly Father
safely in his bosom gather;
nestling bird nor star in heaven
such a refuge e'er was given.
2 God his own doth tend and nourish;
in his holy courts they flourish;
from all evil things he spares them;
in his mighty arms he bears them.
3 Neither life nor death shall ever
from the Lord his children sever;
unto them his grace he showeth,
and their sorrows all he knoweth.
4 Though he giveth or he taketh,
God his children ne'er forsaketh;
his the loving purpose solely
to preserve them pure and holy.
|First Line:||Children of the heavenly Father|
|Title:||Children of the Heavenly Father|
|Translator:||Ernst W. Olson (1925)|
|Author:||Caroline V. Sandell-Berg (1855)|
|Topic:||The Glory of the Triune God: Providence; The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Funeral and Memorial Service; Adoration and Praise(7 more...)|
|Copyright:||Trans © 1925, renewed 1953 Augsburg Fortress|
|Notes:||Now Public Domain.|
|Name:||TRYGGARE KAN INGEN VARA|
|Source:||Swedish folk melody|