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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

God spake, my child, God spake to thee

God spake, my child, God spake to thee

Translator: Mary Welden; Author: Hänel
Tune: GOTT SPRACH ZU DIR
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 God spake, my child, God spake to thee:
"I will thy God and Father be!"
Say thou to Him: "O Father mine,
I am Thy child; yes, truly Thine!"

2 God spake, my child, God spake to thee:
"I will thy Lord and Saviour be!"
Say thou to Him: "O Saviour mine,
I will no service know but thine!"

3 God spake, my child, God spake to thee:
"I will thy Light and Comfort be!"
Say thou to Him: "Light, Comfort mien,
Dwell Thou in me; my heart is Thine!"

4 When baptized in His Name, to thee
God spake, my child, thus tenderly;
Consider well His words divine,
Say ever: "Lord, I will be Thine!"

Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #551

Translator: Mary Welden

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Author: Hänel

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Text Information

First Line: God spake, my child, God spake to thee
Translator: Mary Welden
Author: Hänel

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #551

Little Children's Book #d25

Little Children's Book #d25

Select Songs for School and Home #d40

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