1 Thus did the sons of Abrah'm pass
Under the bloody seal of grace;
The young disciples bore the yoke,
'Till Christ the painful bondage broke.
2 By milder ways doth Jesus prove
His Father's cov'nant and his love;
He seals to saints his glorious grace,
Nor does forbid their infant race.
3 Their seed is sprinkled with his blood,
Their children set apart for God;
His spirit on their offspring shed,
Like water pour'd upon the head.
4 Let ev'ry saint with cheerful voice
In this large covenant rejoice;
Young children in their early days
Shall give the God of Abrah'm praise.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CLXXIII