1 Almighty Father, heav'nly King!
Who rules the world above,
Accept the tribute children bring
Of gratitude and love.
2 To Thee, each morning, when we rise,
Our early vows we pay;
And ere the night hath closed our eyes,
We thank Thee for the day.
3 Our Savior, ever good and kind,
To us His Word hath given;
That children, such as we, may find
The path that leads to heaven.
4 O Lord, extend Thy gracious hand
to guide our erring youth;
And lead us to that blissful land
Where dwells eternal truth.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #353