1. Jesus, Savior, wondrous mild,
On Thy tender grace relying,
We present this infant child,
With Thy plain behest complying:
Children shall to me be given;
Theirs the kingdom is of heaven.
2. Nor should we Thy warning scorn,
That by water and the Spirit
Man must needs be newly born
If his soul would fain inherit,
As Thy kingdom's sacred treasure,
Grace and peace in fullest measure.
3. So we hasten, Lord, to Thee,
In our arms this infant bearing;
Pledged to Thee O let it be,
All Thy tender mercies sharing;
Own it as Thy child forever;
Naught from Thee its soul shall sever.
4. Now upon Thy heart we lay
That which from the heart proceeded;
Hear our sighings, Lord, we pray,
Let our deep desires be heeded;
Write the name that we have given
In the book of life in heaven.
Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #40