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O Lord, our little ones to Thee

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1 O Lord, our little ones to Thee
In faith and hope we give;
We know that thro' this mystery
Their new-born souls shall live.

2 We pour the water on their brow,
The sacred words we say;
Baptize them with the Spirit now,
And keep them Thine alway.

3 Help them to go from strength to strength,
Until, full-grown in Thee,
They come before Thy face at length,
And all Thy glory see.

4 And then, with all the heavenly host,
In everlasting songs,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
To whom all praise belongs.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #228

Author: William Whiting

William Whiting was born in Kensington, November 1, 1825, and was educated at Clapham and Winchester Colleges. He was later master of Winchester College Choristers' School, where he wrote Rural Thoughts and Other Poems, 1851. He died at Winchester. --The Hymnal 1940 Companion… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord, our little ones to Thee
Author: William Whiting