11133. Lord, Shall Thy Children Come To Thee?

1 Lord, shall Thy children come to Thee?
A boon of love divine we seek;
Brought to Thine arms in infancy,
Ere heart could feel, or tongue could speak,
Thy children pray for grace, that they
May come themselves to Thee today.

2 Lord, shall we come? and come again,
Oft as we see Thy table spread,
And tokens of Thy dying pain,
The wine poured out, the broken bread?
Bless, bless, O Lord, Thy children’s prayer,
That they may come and find Thee there.

3 Lord, shall we come? not thus alone
At holy time, or solemn rite;
But every hour till life be flown,
Through weal or woe, in gloom or light,
Come to Thy throne of grace, that we
In faith, hope, love, confirmed may be?

4 Lord, shall we come? come yet again?
Thy children ask one blessing more:
To come, not now alone; but then
When life, and death, and time are o’er;
Then, then to come, O Lord, and be
Confirmed in Heaven, confirmed by Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, shall Thy children come to Thee?
Title: Lord, Shall Thy Children Come To Thee?
Author (vs. 1-3): Samuel Hinds
Author (vs. 4): Henry J. Buckoll (c. 1843)
Language: English
Source: Sonnets and Other Short Poems, 1834
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Meter: 88.88.88
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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