1 O let Thy spirit with us tarry,
Lord Jesus, this we ask of Thee.
These little ones to Thee we carry:
Baptize them that Thine own they be.
2 We name them after Thee, tho' humble:
O let them in Thy name arise;
Nor let them fall if they should stumble,
But run their course and gain the prize.
3 If long the course, O Lord, uphold them,
Thine aged servants bear in mind;
If short, O may Thy love enfold them,
That in Thine arms they rest may find.
4 Deep in their hearts Thy name be planted,
Their names be writ in Thy right hand,
To them in weal and woe be granted
Thy Spirit, all to understand.
5 The angels sing when babes are sleeping;
May still they sing when death draws near.
Both cross and crown are in Thy keeping;
Lead Thou us on, we have no fear.
Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #43