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Lord Jesus Christ, the children's Friend

Lord Jesus Christ, the children's Friend, On us lift up Thy gracious hands

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 3 hymnals

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Lord Jesus Christ, the children's Friend,
On us lift up Thy gracious hands,
And from Thy holy temple send
Blessings on our united bands.

How precious in Thy Father's sight
Were children's souls, when Thee He gave,
His only Son, His heart's delight,
From hell to heaven those souls to save!

What love to them, what love was Thine,
Meek Lamb of God, when Thou didst give
Thy soul, a sacrifice divine,
Dying Thyself that they might live!

Nor less the Holy Spirit's grace,
When by His light He Thee reveals,
As though they saw Thee face to face,
And them as heirs of glory seals.

Are children's souls of such high price?
With grief and gladness may we see,
How sad their loss in Paradise,
How great their gain on Calvary.

Our own no longer, Thine thy are,
In mercy bind them to Thy Cross;
Safe only from the tempter there,
From second death and endless loss.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord Jesus Christ, the children's Friend, On us lift up Thy gracious hands
Title: Lord Jesus Christ, the children's Friend
Author: James Montgomery



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