1 Lord Jesus Christ, the children's Friend,
To Thee the orphans we commend;
Do Thou their ev'ry need supply
Until they reach their home on high.
2 Thou pleadest still so tenderly,
"Let little ones come unto Me."
O grant us grace to do Thy will,
Our hearts with love and mercy fill.
3 Bless Thou the fatherless, we pray,
Abide with them from day to day,
Feed Thou Thy lambs, O dearest Lord,
In verdant pastures of Thy Word.
4 Grant that we heed Thy Word's commands,
And give us willing hearts and hands;
Let us our gifts of love bestow,
That they Thy boundless love may know.
5 Bless all who in the parents' stead
Provide these little ones with bread;
Bless all who shield with loving arms
These helpless ones from all alarms.
6 O precious Saviour, hear our prayers!
Protect Thy lambs from earthy snares;
Be Thou their Guide, O heavenly Friend,
Until they reach their journey's end.
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #394
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d81||Lord Jesus Christ, the children's friend||Lord Jesus Christ, the children's friend||Anna B. D. Hoppe||1922|
|The Hymnal and Order of Service #394||Lord Jesus Christ, the Children's Friend||Lord Jesus Christ, the children's Friend||SAXBY||Anna Hoppe||L. M.||1926||Missions | Inner-Charities; Inner Missions | ; Prayer for Orphans ||
|The Hymnal and Order of Service #394||Lord Jesus Christ, the Children's Friend||Lord Jesus Christ, the children's Friend||Anna B. D. Hoppe||1937|
|The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d310||Lord Jesus Christ, the children's friend||Lord Jesus Christ, the children's friend||Anna B. D. Hoppe||1923|