Thursday, July 22, 2010

Praying for our children

The other day a child did not want to do devotions with me for school and moaned about singing the same silly old hymns all the time. "Why don't you sing 890", he said, randomly pulling a number out of his head- here is the hymn 'he' had chosen... we sing it everyday now, it reflects my earnest daily prayers for my children!

Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer,
We now present to thee;
Let them Thy covenant mercies share,
And thy salvation see.

Such helpless babes thou didst embrace,
While dwelling here below;
To us and ours, O God of grace,
The same compassion show.

In early days their hearts secure
From worldly snares, we pray;
O let them to the end endure
In every righteous way.

Before them let their parents live
in godly faith and fear,
then Lord, to heaven their souls receive,
and bring their children there.

By Thoma Haweis 1733-1820

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