16052. The Children's Prayer

1 Our Fa­ther in Hea­ven, the dear child­ren’s Friend,
We ask Thee up­on us Thy bless­ing to send;
And make us like Thee in Thy bright child­hood’s day,
So pure, and so good, and obe­di­ent al­way.

Oh, hear us, Lord, hear us;
Oh, hear us, dear Fa­ther, we pray.

2 Dear kind, lov­ing Fa­ther, watch ov­er us all,
For we are so young, and so weak, and so small;
Stretch out ov­er us Thy pro­tect­ing, strong arm,
To keep us from sin, and from dan­ger and harm. [Refrain]

3 We ask Thee to watch us wher­ev­er we go,
To be ev­er with us and help us to grow
"In wis­dom and sta­ture and fa­vor" with Thee,
That Thy bless­èd child­ren we may al­ways be. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Our Fa­ther in Hea­ven, the dear child­ren’s Friend
Title: The Children's Prayer
Author: Hattie Belle Newell
Language: English
Source: Victorious Service Songs by Charles Gabriel (Chicago and Philadelphia: Rodeheaver, 1925)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Our Fa­ther in Hea­ven, the dear child­ren’s Friend]
Composer: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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