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228. Our Children Jesus Calls

1 Our children Jesus calls
To his most dear embrace.
He holds them in almighty arms,
Enfolds them in his grace.

2 "Let them approach," he says,
"Nor scorn their humble claim;
The heirs of heav'n are such as these;
For such as these I came."

3 With joy we bring them, Lord,
Devoting them to you,
And pray, "As you show love to us,
So love our children, too."

Text Information
First Line: Our children Jesus calls
Title: Our Children Jesus Calls
Author: Philip Doddridge, 1702-51 (cento)
Author: Henry U. Onderdonk, 1789-1858 (adapt.)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Holy Baptism
Tune Information
Composer: Johann B. Konig, 1691-85 (adapt.)
Meter: SM
Key: D Major

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