Children Dedicated to Christ

The Savior kindly calls Our children to His breast

Author: Philip Doddridge; Alterer: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Published in 125 hymnals

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1 Our children Jesus calls
To his most dear embrace.
He holds them in his mighty arms
Through their baptismal grace.

2 "Let them approach," he cries,
"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."

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #296

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

Alterer: Henry Ustick Onderdonk

Henry Ustick Onderdonk, Bishop of Pennsylvania, was born in New York, March 16, 1789, and educated at Columbia College, B.A. 1805, M.A. 1808, D.D. 1827. Having decided to devote his life to medicine, he studied first in London and then in Edinburgh, receiving his M.D. from that university in 1810. Returning to New York, he began to study theology under Bishop Hobart and was ordained in 1815. He was rector of St. Ann's, Brooklyn, until 1827 when, following a famous controversy, he was elected bishop coadjutor of Pennsylvania, becoming diocesan in 1836 upon the death of Bishop White. He, with W.A. Muhlenberg, q.v., was influential on the committee appointed by General Convention to prepare the so-called Prayer Book Collection, 1826. The… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Savior kindly calls Our children to His breast
Title: Children Dedicated to Christ
Author: Philip Doddridge
Alterer: Henry Ustick Onderdonk
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6142
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A Church Hymn Book #206

A Collection of Hymns for the Sanctuary. Rev.ed. with a Supplement #d82

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d506

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #482

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #544

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Every Sunday ... Diocese of Quebec #d122

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #13a

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #812

Book of Common Praise #d544

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #321

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Bradbury's Sabbath School Melodies, and Family Choir #82

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d867

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Children's Hymnal #75

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Christian Praise #263

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d880

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Christian Worship #296

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Church Hymnal #215

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d998

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Church Melodies #782

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Church Psalmist #458

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Church Psalmist #458

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Church Psalmist #458

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Church Psalmody #H424

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Church Psalmody #424

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Common Praise #598

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d696

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Conference Hymns #242

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d446

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #406

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #414

Familiar Hymns with Music, New and Old, a Companion #d65

Family and Social Melodies #d333

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #215

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #215

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #655

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #232

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #178a

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #178b

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #232

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Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #96

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d730

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d291

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Hymnal #212

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Hymnal #212

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #870

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Hymns and Tunes #497

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #669

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #669

Hymns for Mothers #d80

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Hymns for the Church #120

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #359

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #359

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d477

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1060

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #87

Hymns of Worship and Service #d474

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Hymns of Worship and Service #186

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #186

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Hymns of Worship and Service (Chapel Ed., 4th ed.) #120

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Hymns of Worship and Service #186

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Hymns of Worship and Service. (Chapel ed.) #120

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Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #146

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Laudes Domini #512

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Laudes Domini #956

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Laudes Domini #497

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Lutheran Worship #228

Melodies of the Church #d955

Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d129

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d662

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1023

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Psalms and Hymns #460

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Selah #149b

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H87

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Social Psalmist #458

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1069

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b1042

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1105

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1042

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1042

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1042

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1042

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The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home #575

The Baptist Hymnal #575

The Baptist Hymnal. Shaped notes ed. #d564

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The Baptist Praise Book #1275

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The Baptist Psalmody #1067

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The Baptist Standard Hymnal #545

The Book of Common Praise #d563

The Book of Praise #d752

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The Book of Worship #298

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #413

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #212

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The Church Hymnal #125

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d864

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #990

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