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Heavenly Father thou hast given

Heavenly Father thou hast given

Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Heavenly Father, Thou hast given
Us this child in holy trust,
That we train it up for heaven,
There to dwell among the just.

2 From all sin, O Christ, our Savior,
Thou hast saved it through Thy blood;
Gained for it the highest favor,
Bought for it the highest good.

3 Nor withheldest Thou Thy favor,
New-Creator of the heart,
Who in the baptismal laver
Didst new life and grace impart.

4 Fain would we have kept this token
Of Thy tender love, kind Lord;
And it is with hearts nigh broken
That we part from our dear ward.

5 Though we loved it, as Thou knowest,
Dearly though we love it still;
Greater love, Lord, Thou bestowest,
And we bless Thy gracious will.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #446a

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Christian Hymns #153

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #446

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #446a

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #446b

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