Thursday, July 22, 2010
Praying for our 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