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This child we now present to thee

This child we now present to thee

Author: Hugh Bourne
Tune: UXBRIDGE (Mason)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 This child we now present to you,
O gracious God; its heart make new;
Shield it from sin and threat'ning wrong,
And let your love its life prolong.

2 Oh, may your Spirit gently draw
Its willing soul to keep your Law!
May virtue, piety, and truth
Dawn even with its dawning youth!

3 We too before your gracious sight
Once shared the blest baptismal rite;
Its covenant we here renew
With love and thanks and praise to you.

4 Grant that with true and faithful heart
We still may act the Christian's part,
Cheered by each promise you have giv'n
And lab'ring for the prize in heav'n.

Source: Lutheran Worship #227

Author: Hugh Bourne

Bourne, Hugh, the principal founder of the Primitive Methodist Society, and the editor of their first hymn-books, was born at Fordhays, Stoke-on-Trent, April 3, 1772. His father, Joseph Bourne, a person in humble circumstances, was a member of the Church of England, whilst his mother belonged to the Wesleyan Society. His education, for his circumstances, was fairly good; and by earnest application to study he acquired some knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. His mind was of a strongly devotional cast, and the Methodist movement of those days had such attractions for him that he joined himself thereto in 1709. The following year he went to reside near the Mow Cop Colliery, near Burslem, where he had secured an engagement. There, with two… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: This child we now present to thee
Author: Hugh Bourne
Publication Date: 1844
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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