Tender Savior, by whose childhood

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1 Tender Saviour, by whose childhood
Ev'ry boy and girl is blest,
Help us love and trust and serve thee,
Fold us to thy gentle breast.
Tender Saviour, loving Saviour,
Fold us to thy gentle breast.

2 Hold us by thy hand, dear Saviour,
Lead us in thy holy ways;
Growing in thy grace and wisdom,
Fill our hearts with joyful praise.
Tender Saviour, loving Saviour,
Fill our hearts with joyful praise.

3 Walking in thy gentle footsteps,
Help us, Lord, to follow thee;
Make us pure and true and loving,
Make us more and more like thee.
Tender Saviour, loving Saviour,
Make us more and more like thee.

4 Make our youth time bright with sunshine,
Keep us by thy favor blest,
And when earthly life is over
Fold us to thy gentle breast.
Tender Saviour, loving Saviour,
Fold us to thy gentle breast.


Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #190

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Tender Savior, by whose childhood
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Copyright: Public Domain

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