A little child the Savior cameAuthor: William Robertson (1861)
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A little child the Savior came,
The Mighty God was still his Name;
And angels worshipped as he lay,
The seeming infant of a day.
He who a little child began
The life divine to show to man,
Proclaims from heaven the message free,
"Let little children come to me."
We bring them, Lord, and with the sign
Of cleansing water name them thine:
Their souls with saving grace endow,
Baptize them with thy Spirit now.
O give thy angels charge, good Lord,
Them safely in thy way to guard;
Thy blessing on their lives command,
And write their names upon thy hand.
O Thou who by an infant's tongue
Dost hear thy perfect glory sung,
May these, with all the heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
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A little child the Saviour came. W. Robertson. [Holy Baptism.] Contributed to the Scottish Established Church Hymns for Public Worship, 1861, and republished in their Scottish Hymnal, 1870, No. 181, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In the American collections it has attained to a more extensive use than in those in Great Britain, but in every case, as in Hatfield's Church Hymn Book., 1872, the Hymns & Songs of Praise, 1874, the Presbyterian Hymnal, Phil., 1874, and others, it is attributed in error to the elder W. Robertson, who was associated with the Scottish Translations and Paraphrases of 1745.
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #631||A little child the Saviour came||COMMANDMENTS||William Robertson (1820-1864)||LM||Isaiah 49:15-16; Luke 2:13-14; Luke 18:16-17; Mark 10:13-16; Matthew 18:10; Matthew 19:13-15; Psalm 8:1-2; Psalm 91:11-12||2005||The Holy Spirit | The Church Celebrates - Holy Baptism; Angels | ; Children ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #3791||A Little Child the Savior Came||A little child the Savior came||MORNING HYMN||William Robertson||LM||<cite>Scottish Established Church's Hymns for Public Worship</cite>, 1861|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #417||A Little Child the Savior Came||A little child the Savior came||ANGELUS||William Robertson||L.M.||Mark 10:14||1990||The Church | Baptism; Christ | Deity of; Christ | Love and Grace of|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #445||A Little Child the Saviour Came||A little child the Saviour came||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR||William Robertson||8 8 8 8||1996||The Church at Worship | Holy Baptism; Angels | ; Baptism | ; Children Praising | ; Glory | ; Heaven(s)/Paradise | ; Jesus Christ | Grace; Jesus Christ | Life and Ministry; Jesus Christ | Saviour; Trinity | ; Water ||