"This Child We Dedicate To Thee" by unknown author Translated by Samuel Gilman, 1791-1858 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.217 1. This child we dedicate to Thee, O God of grace and purity; Shield it from sin and threatening wrong, And let Thy love its life prolong. 2. Oh, may Thy Spirit gently draw Its willing soul to keep Thy Law! May virtue, piety, and truth Dawn even with its dawning youth! 3. We, too, before Thy gracious sight Once shared the blest baptismal rite And would renew its solemn vow With love and thanks and praises now. 4. Grant that with true and faithful heart We still may act the Christian's part, Cheered by each promise Thou hast given And laboring for the prize in heaven.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: email@example.com
Notes: Hymn #303 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 18:17 Author: unknown Translated by: Samuel Gilman, 1823 Composer: Lowell Mason, 1830 Tune: "Uxbridge"
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