445. A Little Child the Saviour Came

1 A little child the Saviour came,
the mighty God was still his name,
and angels worshipped as he lay
the helpless infant of a day.

2 He who, a little child, began
the life divine to show God's plan
proclaims from heaven the message free,
"Let little children come to me."

3 We bring them now, and in your name
the saving love of Christ proclaim.
Through living water, grace endow;
baptize them with your Spirit now.

4 O God, who by an infant's tongue
can hear your perfect glory sung,
may these with all the heavenly throng,
praise you: Creator, Spirit, Son.

Text Information
First Line: A little child the Saviour came
Title: A Little Child the Saviour Came
Author: William Robertson (ca. 1861, alt.)
Meter: 8 8 8 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Church at Worship: Holy Baptism; Angels; Baptism (8 more...)
Tune Information
Adapter: Michael Praetorius (1609)
Harmonizer: G. R. Woodward (1902)
Meter: 8 8 8 8
Key: D Major
Source: Trier manuscript, 15th century
Copyright: Harmony copyright © Mowbray.

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