"The Savior Kindly Calls"
                        by Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751
                   Adapted by Henry U. Onderdonk, 1789-1858
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. The Savior kindly calls
        Our children to His breast;
        He folds them in His gracious arms,
        Himself declares them blest.

        2. "Let them approach," He cries,
        "Nor scorn their humble claim;
        The heirs of heaven are such as these,
        For such as these I came."

        3. With joy we bring them, Lord,
        Devoting them to Thee,
        Imploring that, as we are Thine,
        Thine may our offspring be.

Notes: Hymn #302 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Mark 10:14 Author: Philip Doddridge, 1755, cento Adapted by: Henry U. Onderdonk, 1826, ad. Tune: "Franconia" 1st Published in: _Harmonischer Liederschatz_ Town: Frankfurt, 1738
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