When children, young and tender

When children, young and tender

Author: Herman H. Brueckner
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 When children, young and tender,
Their infant souls surrender,
And leave this earthly life,
No cause have we for weeping,
They are in God's own keeping,
Aloof from ev'ry pain and strife.

2 Baptismal grace possessing,
And every other blessing
That Jesus can bestow,
They pass, through death's dark portal,
To life and joy immortal,
And like the stars forever glow.

3 This child, though at its leaving
Our hearts are deeply grieving,
Went ne'er too soon away:
Farewell, thou sacred treasure,
We wish thee joy's full measure
In heav'n where thou hast gone to stay.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #370

Author: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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First Line: When children, young and tender
Author: Herman H. Brueckner
Copyright: Public Domain



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