Hymnal: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #378 (1845) Meter: 188.8.131.52 Hymnal Title: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship First Line: Thy life I read, my dearest Lord! Lyrics: 1 Thy life I read, my dearest Lord!
With transport all divine;
Thine image trace in every word,--
Thy love in every line.
2 Methinks I see a thousand charms
Spread o'er thy lovely face,
While infants in thy tender arms
Receive the smiling grace.
3 "I take these lambs," said he,
"And lay them in my breast;
Protection they shall find in me,--
In me be ever blest.
4 "Death may the bands of life unloose,
But can't dissolve my love;
Millions of infant souls compose
The family above.
5 "Their feeble frames my power shall raise,
And mould with heavenly skill:
I'll give them tongues to sing my praise,
And hands to do my will."
6 His words the happy parents hear,
And shout, with joys divine,
Dear Savior, all we have and are
Shall be forever thine. Topics: Consummation of Things Death Languages: English
Death of the Young