Prayer for Children

O Lord, behold us at thy feet

Author: Anonymous
Published in 41 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O Lord, behold us at thy feet,
A small paternal band;
As suppliants 'round thy mercy-seat,
We come at thy command.

2 'Tis for our children we would plead,
The offspring thou hast given;
Where shall we go, in time of need,
But to the God of heaven?

3 We ask not for them wealth and fame,
Amid the worldly strife;
But in thy all-prevailing name
We ask eternal life.

4 We seek the Spirit's quick'ning grace,
To make them pure in heart,
That they may stand before thy face,
And see thee as thou art.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #745

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, behold us at thy feet
Title: Prayer for Children
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: The Mother's Hymn Book by Thomas Hastings (New York: Ezra Collier, 1836)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 41 of 41)

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d377

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #876

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #480

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #836

Cân a Mawl #132b

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Church Melodies #126

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Dyer's Psalmist #344

Hymns for Mothers #d50

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d206

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d136

Mission Songs #d90

Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d92

Old and New Welsh and English Hymns #87b

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d610

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Selah #141c

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #651

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #230.651

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The Baptist Hymn Book #651

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The Baptist Praise Book #1279

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The Baptist Psalmody #1064

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #579

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The Christian Melodist #488

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #421

The Church Hymn Book #d705

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #524

The Devotional Hymn Book #d341

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #982

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The Mother's Hymn Book #59

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The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #79

The National Baptist Hymn Book #d400

The National Baptist Hymn Book #ad400

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The National Baptist Hymnal #408

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The Psalmist #978

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The Psalmist #978

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The Psalmody #1042

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The Social Psalmist #260

The South Western Psalmist #d282

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The Voice of Praise #745

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