1 Great God, we would to thee make known
Each fond maternal care;
For this we gather round thy throne,
And bring our children there.
2 Lord, hear the parents' earnest cry,
And save our children dear;
Now send thy Spirit from on high,
And fill them with thy fear.
3 Oh, make them love thy holy law,
And joyful walk therein;
Their hearts to new obedience draw,
Save them from every sin.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #741