C.M. Matthew xix. 13.

1 JESUS, in earth and heaven the same,
Accept a parent's vow,
To thee, baptized into thy name,
I bring my children now;
Thy love permits, invites, commands,
My offspring to be blessed;
Lay on them, Lord, thy gracious hands,
And hide them in thy breast.

2 To each the hallowing Spirit give
Even from their infancy;
Into thy holy church receive
Whom I devote to thee;
Committed to thy faithful care,
Protected by thy blood,
Preserve by thine unceasing prayer,
And bring them all to God.